From the recording The Queensbury House Sessions
Nellie Gale- by Kat Lee-Ryan
V1) Miss nellie Gale presents a tableau of her innocence
No dancing or burlesque and no stripteases,
Maybe some feathers on her head,
Perhaps a pair of shoes upon her feet,
A crowd she surely pleases.
CH) Miss Nellie Gale, she ventures out ,
Upon her tiny frame, she‘s wearing not a clout,
She doesn’t blink, or move at all,
And the only thing she’s wearing is a ball.
V2) And when the people saw, the thing that they’d paid money for,
Well some they were outraged and some delighted,
A naked woman on the stage,
Holding a ball it’s all the rage,
Our reputation will be blighted.
V3) And when the proctor came ,
He cried ‘’This is a sinful game,
Such nudity’s behaviour of a tart!’’
But ‘’Oh !’’ the defence did point out ,
‘’It’s just the same as Venus Rising !
Live tableaux is surely only Art !!’’