James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Granny


1 Granny's come to our house,
2 And ho! my lawzy-daisy!
3 All the childern round the place
4 Is ist a-runnin' crazy!
5 Fetched a cake fer little Jake,
6 And fetched a pie fer Nanny,
7 And fetched a pear fer all the pack
8 That runs to kiss their Granny!

9 Lucy Ellen's in her lap,
10 And Wade and Silas Walker
11 Both's a-ridin' on her foot,
12 And 'Pollos on the rocker;
13 And Marthy's twins, from Aunt Marinn's,
14 And little Orphant Annie,
15 All's a-eatin' gingerbread
16 And giggle-un at Granny!

17 Tells us all the fairy tales
18 Ever thought er wundered --
19 And 'bundance o' other stories --
20 Bet she knows a hunderd! --
21 Bob's the one fer "Whittington,"
22 And "Golden Locks" fer Fanny!
23 Hear 'em laugh and clap their hands,
24 Listenin' at Granny!

25 "Jack the Giant-Killer" 's good;
26 And "Bean-Stalk" 's another! --
27 So's the one of "Cinderell'"
28 And her old godmother; --
29 That-un's best of all the rest --
30 Bestest one of any, --
31 Where the mices scampers home
32 Like we runs to Granny!

33 Granny's come to our house,
34 Ho! my lawzy-daisy!
35 All the childern round the place
36 Is ist a-runnin' crazy!
37 Fetched a cake fer little Jake,
38 And fetched a pie fer Nanny,
39 And fetched a pear fer all the pack
40 That runs to kiss their Granny!

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Silver Star - 7,657 Points Eric Ericson (11/16/2014 5:24:00 AM)

    sadly we haven't time for much of this anymore (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Linda Terrell (10/29/2009 7:14:00 PM)

    This poem is so real and old fashioned but coming from Indiana too years back I still say un's when I talk to my kids, just like the way he does in the poem of 'Granny' Thanks Poet hunter for printing this on here. I have enjoyed reading many poems here on your site..Thanks. (Report) Reply

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