I asked, "Why would you bother to climb up there?"
As you headed off, singing happy songs,
"Mountains look just as beautiful from the air!"
But you simply laughed, so I tagged along.
Oh, how gentle and how sweet you were,
My incredible mountain-climbing girl.
How you smiled as you pulled me from that crevasse,
My remarkable mountain-climbing lass.
Then, for acting like such a clumsy oaf,
I received two slaps right upside the head.
But I knew that I had deserved them both -
So took no offense, but demurely said,
"Oh, how gentle and how sweet you were,
My dependable mountain-climbing girl.
How you smiled as you rescued my sorry ass,
My magnificent mountain-climbing lass."
After that, every time we prepared to climb,
You’d inspect my boots, you’d inspect my pick,
You’d inspect my grapples and check the line,
My distrustful mountain-climbing chick.
Oh, how scornful and how harsh you were,
My irascible mountain-climbing girl.
How you frowned as you pulled me from the abyss,
My implacable mountain-climbing miss.
I kept up with you, though my body ached,
You were straight ahead, just a step away,
Thought I’d catch up and ask for a little break,
Then I tripped and fell - but had time to say,
"Oh, you’ve taken me right atop the world,
My invincible mountain-climbing girl.
Now, we’re roped together in perfect joy:
Mountain-climbing girl, mountain-climbing boy."