Hopsy upsy, Baby oh!
Into your bath you now must go;
Splash and dash, and paddle and plash,
That’s what you like, my Baby oh!
Where is the sponge for Baby oh?
See the silvery fountains flow,–
Diamond drops so bright and clear,
Falling all over my Baby dear.
Now for the soap, my Baby oh!
Watch the bubbles that come and go;
Rainbow isles in a sea of foam,
Reflecting your smiles, they go and come.
Here is the towel for Baby oh!
Cannot stay in all day, you know;
Now scrub and rub, and rub and scrub,
And so good-by to the beautiful tub.
Now for the shirt, my Baby oh!
Soft and warm, and as white as snow.
Puffy white petticoats, fluffy white gown;
Why, what a great ball of thistle-down!
Last come the curls, my Baby oh!
Soft as silver they fall and flow.
Now toss him up and carry him down,
The bonniest Baby in Boston town!
LITTLE BLACK MONKEY.
Little black Monkey sat up in a tree,
Little black Monkey he grinned at me;
He put out his paw for a cocoanut,
And he dropped it down on my occiput.
The occiput is a part, you know,
Of the head which does on my shoulders grow;
And it’s very unpleasant to have it hit,
Especially when there’s no hair on it.
I took up my gun, and I said, “Now, why,
Little black Monkey, should you not die?
I’ll hit you soon in a vital part!
It may be your head, or it may be your heart.”
I steadied my gun, and I aimed it true;
The trigger it snapped and the bullet it flew;
But just where it went to I cannot tell,
For I never _could_ find where that bullet fell.
Little black Monkey still sat in the tree,
And placidly, wickedly grinned at me.
I took up my gun and I walked away,
And postponed his death till another day.
JIPPY AND JIMMY.
Jippy and Jimmy were two little dogs.
They went to sail on some floating logs;
The logs rolled over, the dogs rolled in,
And they got very wet, for their clothes were thin.
Jippy and Jimmy crept out again.
They said, “The river is full of rain!”
They said, “The water is far from dry!
Ki-hi! ki-hi! ki-_hi_-yi! ki-hi!”
Jippy and Jimmy went shivering home.
They said, “On the river no more we’ll roam;
And we won’t go to sail until we learn how,
Bow-wow! bow-wow! bow-_wow_-wow! bow-wow!”
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- Hopsy Upsy
- Little Black Monkey
- Jippy And Jimmy
- Master Jack’s Song
- Mother Rosebush
- The Five Little Princesses
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