There was a horrible face at the window
It was a face of enormous self doubt
It said, ‘I’m getting married tomorrow
Will my beloved be going without?’
I said, ‘Explain, please do. I’m confused.’
They said, ‘Woe is me. I’m lost. All at sea.
I’m afraid I don’t have the heart
And for their heart, I don’t have the key.’
‘It’s okay, I see what’s going on here.
Come in and take a seat
It’s all a storm in a teacup
I think you’re just getting cold feet.’
They said, ‘I can’t see the future too clearly.
I think I won’t be much good
What if the marriage is all a disaster
And my love is simply a dud?’
‘Your fears are all an illusion
Care not,’ I said, ‘Do not afear.
Your marriage will be a long and good one
I tell you-your cupid is here.’
They said, ‘You don’t understand, I’ve lost the ring!’
‘Oh, so that’s why you’re so low!’
They said, ‘Yes, and it cost a fortune.
They’ll be mad, I am sure, I’ll just go!’
‘No, don’t go in haste, I’ve a plan
Take this bracelet and bend it just so
It’s just tin and worth nothing at all
But if they love you, they won’t say no.’
So they went away and tested the theory
And got married, the horrible face did
And they were happy, ever after, from then on
And we both kept the secret quite hid
From this day, they are so blissful
They never found the ring though
But whenever they come to visit
There’s a beautiful face at the window.