Rejoice rejoice sang Bertha Noyce
I have discovered the secrets of youth!
She kept them on the mantelpiece and let them gather dust
Her friend advised her use them now – you must, oh yes, you must!
A burglar stole them with some jewels and gave them to his missus
She promptly asked her hubby dear Tell me just what this is
I dunno, but it looks fun, let’s give it to our Freddy
Who cuddled it in bed at night, along with scruff and teddy
Teddy chucked it on the floor, it rolled under the bed
Youth was stunned, his pride was crushed, a bump upon his head
Youth lay there for quite a while in cold and dark despair
Listening to the children play with scarce a thought or care
For what it is that they will lose and never can reclaim
But play on children have your fun – life’s a vicious game