Bertie the Bounder – From “Our Miss Gibbs”

Bertie Fitzfootletop King of Romance
had but one passion and that was to dance.
Some say his brain was so heavy withal
he had to keep bounding to stand up at all.
I met young Bertie one night at the club
bounding about like an India rub..ber ball.

I said “Bertie boy why do you bound?
What have you found wrong with the ground?
You should stop at the sixpenny hop,
we’re not playing rounders.”
He said “Old chappie if I were bound
I’ll be bound, still have to bound (la de diddle-e-i-de-doo)
for I’m one of the bounders.”

Bertie one day in his wonderful brain
hatched up a scheme for an aeroplane.
Took little Suzie along for a ride,
started proposing forgetting the guide.
She said “How sudden” as downward they flew,
Sue was near Bertie and Bertie near Su…icide (oh look at ’em)…

I said “Bertie boy why do you bound?
What have you found wrong with the ground?
Try to stop when you get to the rock(???),
you’re no seventy pounder.”
He said “Old chappie I’m homeward bound
one more bound and I’ll bound where I’m bound (la de diddle-e-i-de-doo)
for I’m one of the bounders.”

Bertie met Gertie one day at the rink,
rounding a corner she tipped him a wink.
Tipped it to Bertie who gave a few drools(???),
tripped over backwards against all the rules.
Over they went with their heels in the air.
People cried “Shame!” and “My word! What a pair… of fools.” Ah…

I said “Bertie boy why do you bound?
What have you found wrong with the ground?
You don’t appeal as a catherine wheel
among the flappers and philanderers.”
He said “Old chappie if I must bound,
you may be bound, I shall have it rebound (la de diddle-e-i-de-doo)
for I’m one of the bounders.”

I said “Bertie boy why do you bound?
What have you found wrong with the ground?
You don’t appeal as a catherine wheel
among the flappers and philanderers.”
He said “Old chappie if I must bound,
you may be bound, I shall have it rebound (la de diddle-e-i-de-doo)
for I’m one of the bounders.”