Ladies and Gentlemen ~ Please
Ladies and Gentlemen follow me, for if you're not, now you can be
cause manners are the top drawer in the bureau of society
And with standards in mind and in play as well,
follow all direction and upper class you'll dwell
First coined as "Ton" meaning taste during George IV's reign
Labeled as good to follow and bad was good to abstain
The prevalent one is saying please and thank you
and acknowledging a simple sneeze after hearing "achoo"
Keep a smile on your face but don't look like a clown
Restrain from getting out of hand or you'll be put down
Should you bump into another make sure you say "excuse me"
It's taboo to discuss rude topics, have a bad mouth, pry or to get catty
After being taught to speak you learn to sit and smile when it's not your turn
or someones mouth within the circle will ask "Where did you Learn?"
Too many questions is definitely a "No-No"
You'll be asked "Where did they Go?"
The trick is knowing when to show them and when it's time of Season
Where in the day, late January to July allowed gossip for a reason
The reason being it wasn't proper in any other months throughout the year,
to babble, blab, gibber, jabber or hint of the one that you held dear
Open doors for others, swallow food before you attempt speech
and unless you want your hand slapped, ask before you reach
If a burp escapes your mouth "Would you please excuse?"
Be a good sport and congratulate and never shout out boos
Write thank you notes for gifts received in a timely manner
No fist fights, don't hold grudges, take revenge or onset clamor
Suppress your conversation on the phone when someone else is in the room,
Give up your seat when you feel it's right, your person be kept groom
Never wear anything too lavish or showing too much skin
You will achieve elite, be in who's who, you will be what's in
Remember to express please and thank you first, the next quest is masterful, militant, Imperious ~ but Go for it, if you think you're able
The manner of the upper crust to keep your elbows off the table !