|SHE TOLD ME TO MEET HER AT THE GATE|
One evening at a fancy ball I met a lovely girl
Oh she had a lovely curl, and she was a lovely girl
I saw her into a taxi and her fare she let me pay
She borrowed half a crown from me and then she drove away.
Chorus: And she told me to meet her at the gate
Meet her at the gate, but she didn't say what gate
I've been to her gate, my gate, Highgate, and Reigate
Aldgate, Moorgate and I'm in such a state
I've been to Margate, Ramsgate, Tollgate, and Billingsgate
I can't find her anywhere
And when I told a policeman, he said, "Pop round to Newgate,
You might find the Lady there”.
She told me that her name was Ward but I found out its Rhia
Oh she set my heart on fire, but she was a lovely liar
Perhaps she's waiting beside the gate in awful misery
To pay me back the half a crown she borrowed off of me.
The way the beauty told me the tale was absolutely great
And I'm here to tell you straight I don't believe she's got a gate
For I've looked over a million gates where lovers congregate
There's only one gate I've not been to, that is heaven's gate.
|Written and composed by Harry Castling & Charles Collins - 1923|
|Performed by S.W. Wyndham|