Thursday, May 17, 2001

Little Bateese Comments

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-

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William Henry Drummond
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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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Susan Williams 14 January 2016
Enjoyed this immensely. That Grandfather fussing at the little boy and every bit of that fussing showed how much he loved his Grandson! ! I wish I had had such Grandfather love surrounding my childhood misbehaviors!
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Kim Barney 14 January 2016
William Henry Drummond was an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world, and one of the most widely-read and loved poets in Canada. (This from his biography.) You have to get into the spirit of the contrived dialog to really enjoy this, but it can be done! I enjoyed how he used a few French words in the poem.
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T Rajan Evol 14 January 2016
Ok fine...................
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 January 2016
Amusing poem and perhaps written for children. Thanks for sharing.
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 January 2016
Wrong Behavior! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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