OLD FATHER McNETHER
Old Father McNether
He sorts out the weather
And takes what he pleases, I’m told,
With a big turkey-feather
He mixes the weather,
And makes it blow hot and blow cold.
JERRY WAS A JOKER
Jerry was a joker.
He carried off the poker
And dressed it up from head to heel
In clover-tops and orange-peel
And fed it bones and barley meal.
Poor old Rusty Poker!
King Kokem lay snoozing upon his brass bed—
Oh, play an old tune on your fiddle!
With shoes on his feet, and a crown on his head—
Oh, tune up your rusty old fiddle!
He dreamed of a land where the lions were tame,
Where they fried their lamb-chops on a griddle,
Where they called all the parrots and monkeys by name—
Oh, play us a tune on your fiddle!
He dreamed of a sea filled with raspberry pop,
With a cocoanut isle in the middle,
Where the stones and the boulders had icing on top—
Go strike up a tune on your fiddle!
He dreamed of a sky where the moonbeams all danced
While a comet was telling a riddle,
Where the stars and the planets and sun-dogs all pranced
While the moon played his fiddle de diddle.
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- Old Father McNether
- Jerry Was A Joker
- King Kokem
- Old Missus Skinner
- Oh, Mother
- Cella Ree And Tommy To
- If I Were Richer
- The Army of the Queen
- The Hero
- Pensive Percy
- Moon, O Moon In The Empty Sky
- The Rag-Man
- Whenever I Go Out To Walk
- A Free Show
- Billy Bumpkins
- Blue Flames And Red Flames
- Timothy Grady
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