On the Co-op’s shelf there sat a bear
The saddest Ted you ever did see –
Sadly sighing :-
‘I wish someone would play with me’.
Such a sad bear; poor old teddy bear.
A man came in the shop and stood there
Looked all round, began to frown –
Took his pen out
Said: ‘There’s no doubt
This shop will soon be closing down!’
What will become of this old teddy bear?
The next two weeks were such a nightmare
As SALE signs went up on the wall;
The manager sighed –
He’d really tried
But shopsoiled bears don’t sell at all.
Poor unwanted, faded teddy bear.
Young lovers came, taking the air;
Just been for coffee. (She had tea);
Stopped to linger
Pointed her finger
And said ‘there’s not much here to see –
Except that dear, sweet, lonely teddy bear.
He needs a little tender care.
So sad, the poor thing’s all alone
On a dusty shelf
All by himself
Oh, Darling, can we take him home?
Such a lovely kindly teddy bear’.
So now he has his own armchair!
He watches over many toys
Gets hugs galore
Plays on the floor
With two new little baby boys
Such a happy, treasured teddy bear!