I got it from Agnes

A friend reminded me of this most topical song from the brilliant Tom Lehrer.

It’s a lesson that anybody can catch it and you can catch it from anybody.

Follow this link to listen to Tom Lehrer’s performance of his song on YouTube. You can read the lyrics below.

I Got It From Agnes
Tom Lehrer

I love my friends and they love me
We’re just as close as we can be
And just because we really care
Whatever we get, we share!

I got it from Agnes
She got it from Jim
We all agree it must have been
Louise who gave it to him.

Now, she got it from Harry
Who got it from Marie
And everybody knows that Marie
Got it from me.

Giles got it from Daphne
She got it from Joan
Who picked it up in County Cork
A-kissin’ the Blarney Stone.

Pierre gave it to Sheila
Who must have brought it there
He got it from Francois and Jacques
A-ha! Lucky Pierre!

Max got it from Edith
Who gets it every spring
She got it from her Daddy
Who just gives her everything?

She then gave it to Daniel
Whose spaniel has it now
Our dentist even got it
And we’re still wondering how.

Ah, but I got it from Agnes
Or maybe it was Sue
Or Millie or Billie or Gillie or Willie
It doesn’t matter who.

It might have been at the club
Or at the pub, or in the loo
And if you will be my friend
Then I might . . . (Mind you, I said “might”)
Give it to you!

About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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3 Responses to I got it from Agnes

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Brilliant Lance , made me smile I have always found this guy amusing. Very apt song for now. Keep safe 💜

    Liked by 1 person

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