Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BEE-BAG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE BEE-BAG, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was ist a brownie - a
Last Line: The fairies stold away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Grandparents; Childhood; Elves; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


WHEN I was ist a Brownie -- a weenty-teenty Brownie --
Long afore I got to be like Childerns is to-day, --
My good old Brownie granny gimme sweeter thing 'an can'y --
An' 'at's my little bee-bag the Fairies stold away!
O my little bee-bag --
My little funny bee-bag --
My little honey bee-bag
The Fairies stold away!

One time when I bin swung in wiv annuver Brownie young-un
An' lef' sleepin' in a pea-pod while our parunts went to play,
I waked up ist a-cryin' an' a-sobbin' an' a-sighin'
Fer my little funny bee-bag the Fairies stold away!
O my little bee-bag --
My little funny bee-bag --
My little honey bee-bag
The Fairies stold away!

It's awful much bewilder'n', but 'at's why I'm a Childern,
Ner goin' to git to be no more a Brownie sence that day!
My parunts, so imprudent, lef' me sleepin' when they shouldn't!
An' I want my little bee-bag the Fairies stold away!
O my little bee-bag --
My little funny bee-bag --
My little honey bee-bag
The Fairies stold away!





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