Friday, 13 January 2012

Johnny Fife and Johnny's Wife - Mildred Plew Meigs

Oh, Johnny Fife and Johnny's wife
To save their toes and heels,
They built themselves a little house
That ran on rolling wheels.

They hung their parrot at the door
Upon a painted ring,
And round and round the world they went
And never missed a thing;

And when they wished to eat they ate,
And after they had fed,
They crawled beneath a crazy quilt
And gaily went to bed;

And what they cared to keep they kept,
And what they both did not,
They poked beneath a picket fence
And quietly forgot.

Oh, Johnny Fife and Johnny's wife,
They took their brush and comb,
And round and round the world they went
And also stayed at home.

Mildred Plew Meigs (1892 - 1944) USA

1 comment:

  1. Thank you ! My Grandmother read this to my Mom as a child at night in the 1930's---Bless you!

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