Dave once overheard a rumour
that to score a girl you had to have humour.
He thought about it for quite a while,
before he made it his new style.
He visited Nella on a neighbouring farm
where he first tested his newfound charm.
He arrived there covered from head to foot
in the burnt-out ashes of a chimney's soot.
Despite the fact that he was riding a bull
that snorted and grunted, he retained his cool.
He said he would have arrived there faster,
only the bull proved to be his own master.
"On the way over I made a bet
with a tiny little man whom I've never met.
He said if I could ride his bull,
that I could have it plus some wool.
"I instantly accepted his proposition
and that's how I came to this condition.
I clambered upon this here bull's back
and started it off with a great big whack.
"The strangest things you've ever heard,
are the events that followed when that occurred.
The bull gave a jolt and we were off
leaving completely behind us the little dwarf.
"Well, I rode this bull for a full hour
when suddenly it stopped at a beautiful flower.
I plucked a petal from this rose,
my truelove over here to shows.
"But as I stooped, a blinding light
momentarily robbed me of my sight.
This here bull must have had a fright,
'cause it ran away in a terrible flight.
"We came to stop in a burned out shed,
which would explain the colour of my head.
In this shed I found a thing
most suitable my love to bring.
"This here bull is for your Paw
and this here wool is for your Maw.
But the thing that I for my love bring,
is this here beautiful wedding ring.
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