Fred always loses his black lace-up shoeses;
He never knows quite where they are.
He says when he snoozes, he reckons his shoeses
Must walk out the house and go far.
In fact, Fred accuses his socks and his shoeses
Of really appalling behaviour.
For Fred never chooses to mislay his shoeses,
And so they’ve been dropped from his favour.
This lack of his shoeses, Fred tells us, excuses
The fact that he’s late every day.
For he never refuses to put on his shoeses;
It’s just that his shoes run away.