Our Children's Songs With Illustrations

200 Children's Song Lyrics, incuding Christian Hymns - online songbook

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Easter Hymns



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
SONGS FOR THE NURSERY.
45
You talked of nothing but yourself When you were here before,
Until your voice became so hoarse That you could talk no more.
And now you fly from bush to bush, And say, " Cuckoo ! cuckoo !"
Have you no friends to care about ? No useful work to do ?
I hear you're such a lazy bird,
You can not build a nest. Perhaps you could, if you would try:
We ought to do our best.
The little bird that told me this Suspected something worse´┐Ż
That you neglect your little ones, And put them out to nurse.
O Cuckoo! if this story's true, I think you're much to blame.
Then talk no more about yourself: Go hide vourself for shame !
" Not I," said the dog. " Bow-wow! I wouldn't be so mean, anyhow ! I gave hairs the nest to make ; But the nest I did not take. "Not I," said the dog. "Bow-wow 1 I'm not so mean, anyhow!"
"To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me ? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made ?"
" Bobolink ! bobolink : Now, what do you think ? Who stole a nest away, From the plum-tree to-day f"
" Coo-coo ! coo-coo ! coo-coo! Let me speak a word too! Who stole that pretty nest From little Yellow-breast ?"
" Not I," said the sheep. " Oh no !
I wouldn't treat a poor bird so.
I gave wool the nest to line;
But the nest was none of mine.
Baa! baa!" said the sheep. " Oh no!
I wouldn't treat a poor bird so!"
"To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me ? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made !"
"Bobolink! bobolink! Now, what do you think ? Who stole a nest away From the plum-tree to-day ?"
" Coo-coo ! coo-coo ! coo-coo! Let me speak a word too! Who stole that pretty nest From little Yellow-breast ?"
" Caw! caw !" cried the crow. " I should like to know What thief took away A bird's nest to-day V
" Cluck! cluck !" said the hen. " Don't ask me again ! Why, I haven't a chick Would do such a trick.
WHO STOLE THE BIRD'S NEST Lydia Maria Child.
" To-whit ! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me ? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made ?"
■" Not I," said the cow. " Moo-oo !
Such a thing I'd never do.
I gave you a wisp of hay,
But didn't take your nest away.
Not I," said the cow. " Moo-oo !
Such a thing I'd never do."
"To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me ? Who stole four eggs I laid, And the nice nest I made ?"
"Bobolink! bobolink! Now, what do you think ? Who stole a nest away From the plum-tree to-day V







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III