John Knight (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)
*003 ODE TO SELLOTAPE
SELLOTAPE - Oh - SELLOTAPE
please help me to fix my leaking cape
and help me stop the air escape
from my air-bed Oh please please Sellotape.
No Sellotape in days of yore
the bad old days before the War*
the future George and Colin saw
would lie in Sellotape for sure.
In nineteen hundred thirty seven
cellophane film with rubber resin
their inspiration came from Heaven
Sellotape its birth was birth was given.
Before that date the Christmas season
was a pain - and here's the reason
parcels sealed with sticky paper
all fell apart it was a caper.
With Sellotape it was so easy
parcel wrapping left me queasy
but with the tape it's easy peasy
all secure when weather's breezy.
For wrapping things like frying pans
wine in bottles - beer in cans
Sellotape the whole World spans
several thousand times.
So never take S-Tape for granted
and some respect i hope I've planted
for SELLOTAPE I hear you clapping
unique there nothing else quite like it
(and if there was - someone would make it)
It's indispensable for wrapping! ! !
Sellotape is one of the list of 101 Greatest Inventions of all time. Alphabetically it comes between the Safety Razor and the Sewing Machine so it is in good company.
*WW II (1939 - 1945)
John Knight - In praise of Sellotape - 7 March 2011
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