The Tiger Lillies - Besotted Mother lyrics

Her husband left Goola Flibbage before the baby was weaned
To support herself and Florabelle as a charwoman she cleaned
She thought there had never been such a beautiful child, her friends they did concur,
She wondered how beautiful she would look in a costume of white bunny fur.
As she could afford each of them, she bought a tam, mittens and a little cape
A necklet, booties, and to complete the ensemble a muff with a funny shape.
The first coolish day of autumn she dressed Florabelle in them all,
She left her outside a greengrocer when on him she did call.
A pack of wild dogs came round the corner, the butchers their intention,
They ripped Florabelle to pieces in a second