This is the fifth verse of The Ballad of May West.
For lovers, Mae West said her yen
Was for only two kinds of men:
The foreign and domestic were her picks.
Good girls gone wrong without a doubt
Are just bad girls who were found out
Though moralists threw verbal stones and sticks.
This is the third verse of The Ballad of May West.
New York officials, she did vex
She wrote a Broadway play called Sex
They put the cast on trial and shut it down.
They should have known propriety
Is trumped by notoriety
The incident established her renown.
This is the second verse of The Ballad of May West.
Now you’ve no doubt heard of Mae West
A woman noted for her chest
That’s not the kind that’s filled with pirates’ gold.
She was a star of film and stage
Her bawdy humor was the rage
Her flamboyance was something to behold.