(Katherine Mansfield)

A Joyful Song Of Five

Come, let us all sing very high
And all sing very loud
And keep on singing in the street
Until theres quite a crowd;

And keep on singing in the house
And up and down the stairs;
Then underneath the furniture
Lets all play Polar bears;

And crawl about with doormats on,
And growl and howl and squeak,
Then in the garden let us fly
And play at hid and seek;

And Here we gather Nuts and May,
I wrote a Letter too,
Here we go round the Mulberry Bush,
The Child who lost its shoe;

And every game we ever played.
And then--to stay alive--
Lets end with lots of Birthday Cake
Because to-day youre five.

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