Once upon a time, a long time ago,
lived a girl named Cinders who hadn’t a shoe
She lived with her sisters, both ugly as sin,
when they went out of an evening they locked Cinders in.
Close by lived a prince, and charming was he,
who had need of a wife as soon as could be.
So he had him a ball – well, he had one or two
And invited the ladies – plus Cinders, who hadn’t a shoe.
Her sisters wouldn’t let her go to the ball.
“You’ve only one shoe and no clothes at all.”
But Cinders sat thinking: With one shoe I can’t go,
but without any clothes, Prince Charming I’ll woo.