They try the Co-op shop
She said, "You'd best try the Co-Op shop,
They'll have one in stock I dare say;
'Fact I think I saw one in the winder
Last time I was passing that way."
So round they went to the Co-Op shop,
And at the counter for household supplies;
Pa asked for a recumbent posture
And the shopman said "Yes sir... what size?"
Said Ma, "It's for our little Albert,
I don't know what size he would use,
I know he takes thirteen in collars,
And sixes, four fittings, in shoes."
"If it's little lads size as you're wanting,"
Said the shopman, "I'm sorry to say,
We nobbut had one in the building,
And that one were sold yesterday."
He sent them across to a tin-smith,
Who said, "I know what you've in mind;
If you'll draw me a pattern, I'll make one."
But Pa'd left his pencil behind.