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Go Ask Father [poem]

Go ask Father

Go Ask Father – a poem recited by Red Skelton’s character, J. Newton Numbskull, in A Royal Command Performance

I asked my girl if we should wed.

With a smile in her roguish eyes, she said,
“Go ask Father.”

Now she knew that I knew that her father was dead.

She knew that I knew of the life he had led.

So knew that I knew what she meant when she said,
“Go ask Father.”