It’s really not surprising
That the tennis hemline’s rising
For the appreciation shown
Is proof enough alone
That the dish is appetising.

It’s half an inch here and half an inch there
There’s no doubt that skirts are becoming shorter
And we in the bar, await the breeze from afar
That helps ’em to show half an inch more than they ought’er.

I’ve watched them from the sidelines
And I’ve watched them from the bar
And I’ve watched the boys a-watching them
And knowing what boys are

I’ve a very certain feeling
That before hemlines hit the ceiling
The S.R.S.* Committee
Is expected to decree
That female tennis habit
Must not rise above the knee.

(Written by Hop-a-long in 1959 about the Brazilian Tennis Club)
* Staff Recreation Section
November 1994