I'm sitting in a box, a box, dear sir.

A box, you say?

A box, I say.


Why, pray say, in a box, I say?

In a box, I pray, do say.


I sit in a box 'cause my pants are lost.

Your pants are lost?

My pants are lost.


I sit in a box 'cause my pants are lost,

There's naught much more to say.


What happened, dear girl, to your pants, I ask?

My pants, you ask?

Your pants, I ask.


What happened to my pants, you ask,

I lost them on a raft.


You lost them on a raft, you say?

A raft I say.

A raft, you say!


I lost pants on a raft, dear sir,

And now sit in a box.