Nine Plus One Is Ten


I’m writing along,
Singing this song,
All night long.

Number two,
Tie up your shoe,
We’re going places,
With a puppet’s string,
Just the thing.

Three, four,
Close the door,
The puppet might escape,
His box,
And don’t forget your socks.

Five, six,
A box of tricks,
At sixes and sevens,
Up in the heavens,

During that number,
I fell into a slumber,
Was it eight,
Or was it late?

Never mind,
I’m sure we’ll find,
The missing one that’s nine,
That number’s mine.

And then?
Nine plus one is ten.

My dear, it’s elementary,
Unless it’s a lemon tree.