The Ladies Man

by Patricia Batt
from 'The Reel' - Issue No 257 2006

I’m a two-sex Scottish Dancer, and may seem rather dim,
But I never spend one evening as a full time her or him.
I change my sex from dance to dance, my corners always alter -
It’s really not surprising I occasionally falter.

The old and simple dances I can manage very nicely,
And I can learn a new dance and do it most precisely.
But when it comes to next week I don’t know if I can,
For I learnt it as a woman and dance it as a man.

And so, you men who have the luck to stay always the same,
When female gentlemen go wrong be sparing with your blame.
I’ll add a postscript to this tale – one comfort I have got:
When both the women change their sex it doesn’t show a lot.


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