kumbaworld
The Snake
Dr. Calypso
On her way to work one morning
down thw path alongside the lake
a tender hearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake
and his pretty coloured kin had been all frosted with the dew
Oh well! she cried. Iīll take you in amd Iīll take care of you!

Take me in oh tender woman
take me in for heavenīs sake
take me in tender woman
sighed the snake

Now she wrapped him up all cozy
in a coverture of silk
and then laid him by the fireside
with some honey and some milk
now she hurried home from work that night
as soon as she arrived
she found that pretty snake
sheīd taken in had been revived

Take me in oh tender woman
take me in for heavenīs sake
take me in tender woman
sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom
Youīre so beautiful she cry
but if I hadnītīve brought you in by now you might have died
Now she stroked his pretty skin again
and then kissed and held him tight
but instead of saying thanks that snake gave her a vicious bite

Take me in oh tender woman
take me in for heavenīs sake
take me in tender woman
sighed the snake