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First Line: Ma put my penny-dog
Last Line: Little girl no more!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Toys

MA put my Penny-Dog
Safe on the shelf,
An' left no one home but him,
Me an' myself;
So I clumbed a big chair
I pushed to the wall --
But the Toy Penny-Dog
Ain't there at all!
I went back to Dolly --
An' she 'uz gone too,
An' little Switch 'uz layin' there; --
An' Ma says "Boo!" --
An' there she wuz a-peepin'
Through the front-room door:
An' I ain't goin' to be a bad
Little girl no more!

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