William Henry Drummond

Mohill, County Leitrim
William Henry Drummond
Mohill, County Leitrim
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Little Bateese

Rating: 2.4
You bad leetle boy, not moche you care
How busy you 're kipin' your poor gran'pere
Tryin' to stop you ev'ry day
Chasin' de hen aroun' de hay-
W'y don't you geev' dem a chance to lay?
Leetle Bateese!

Off on de fiel' you foller de plough
Den w'en you 're tire you scare the cow
Sickin' de dog till dey jomp the wall
So de milk ain't good for not'ing at all-
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Mike Mallon 02 May 2020
I memorized a poem of this name, but it was different
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Rita Mary kathryn 24 April 2020
An absolutely awful rendering of one of my childhood classics????
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Rita Mary kathryn 24 April 2020
An absolutely awful rendering of one of my childhood classics????
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Jean LaPlante 21 April 2019
70 years ago my mother would recite this poem to us With the right accent We loved it.
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Mel Brotzel 25 August 2018
My dad used to recite this poem from memory, it was made extra funny because of his German accent. I am 72 and I still can hear him reciting it.
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Phil Mader 10 June 2018
It's one of the few poems that brings me to tears.
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M Brunet 21 February 2018
I won an oratory contest reciting this many years ago can’t remember what grade but it was in our reader.
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Myra Bowen 16 September 2016
I love this poem because my grade 9 literature teacher read it so beautifully I'll never forget. I'm 70 now. That's a great teacher!
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Douglas Scotney 14 January 2016
One t'ing dat double-jointed leetle Bateese will be is a sitter for Ireland's Got Talent
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Francie Lynch 14 January 2016
When I was in Grade six, my teacher, as a form of discipline, made me memorize and recite this poem before the class. I did it. Never forgot the poem. In fact, on my 60th birthday, a friend from those years gave me a copy of Leetle Bateese, with a note: Remember.
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