The Pope arrived in New York in his full Papal regalia
And was picked up at the airport and whisked away for a meal,
Then on the trip to St Mary’s he said his fun times were a failure,
And that it had been fifteen years since he had taken the wheel.
The Pope then said to the Cabby, “just to drive would be bliss,
How about letting me drive, even if its only ten minutes or so,”
The driver was hesitant saying, “I could get the sack for this,”
But seeing it was the Pope he thought he would give him a go.
The Pope donned the Cabby’s cap, then took the drivers place,
He said, it was wonderful to sit behind the wheel once again,
But being intent on the traffic he didn’t notice the fast pace,
When a cop car pulled him over and demanded his name.
But on recognizing the driver he thought, I don’t like my chances,
And in utter confusion he said, “ I will have to call up the Chief,
It’s two o’clock in the morning when the Chief at last answers,
“Now what the heck is the trouble, but please make it brief.”
“Captain, I’m sorry to call you but your guidance please render,
For I’m certainly in need of your judicious advice,
I started to write out a ticket for this speeding offender
But the importance of his passenger I realized in a trice.”
“Who the heck is that important that you call me at this hour?
Now don’t tell me that he’s got Frank Sinatra on board,”
“No,”said the copper, “ but he must be a man of great power,
In fact when I summed up the matter it’s got me quite floored.”
Well then who the hell is it, don’t tell me it’s Bill Clinton,
While with his temper, he was doing his utmost to cope,
“Well, I don’t know,” said the copper,“ and I’m not even hinting,
But he’s being driven around town by the visiting Pope.”