GRANNY - William John Macquorn Rankine Poems

 
 

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GRANNY

Granny's come to our house,
   And ho! my lawzy-daisy!
All the childern round the place
   Is ist a-runnin' crazy!
Fetched a cake fer little Jake,
   And fetched a pie fer Nanny,
And fetched a pear fer all the pack
   That runs to kiss their Granny!

Lucy Ellen's in her lap,
   And Wade and Silas Walker
Both's a-ridin' on her foot,
   And 'Pollos on the rocker;
And Marthy's twins, from Aunt Marinn's,
   And little Orphant Annie,
All's a-eatin' gingerbread
   And giggle-un at Granny!

Tells us all the fairy tales
   Ever thought er wundered --
And 'bundance o' other stories --
   Bet she knows a hunderd! --
Bob's the one fer "Whittington,"
   And "Golden Locks" fer Fanny!
Hear 'em laugh and clap their hands,
   Listenin' at Granny!

"Jack the Giant-Killer" 's good;
   And "Bean-Stalk" 's another! --
So's the one of "Cinderell'"
   And her old godmother; --
That-un's best of all the rest --
   Bestest one of any, --
Where the mices scampers home
   Like we runs to Granny!

Granny's come to our house,
   Ho! my lawzy-daisy!
All the childern round the place
   Is ist a-runnin' crazy!
Fetched a cake fer little Jake,
   And fetched a pie fer Nanny,
And fetched a pear fer all the pack
   That runs to kiss their Granny!