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THE TWINS: 2, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: We're the twins from aunt marinn's
Last Line: Iram, coram, dago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fathers; Names; Twins


WE'RE The Twins from Aunt Marinn's,
Igo and Ago.
When Dad comes, the show begins! --
Iram, coram, dago.

Dad he says he named us two
Igo and Ago
For a poem he always knew,
Iram, coram, dago.

Then he was a braw Scotchman --
Igo and Ago
Now he's Scotch-Amer-i-can.
Iram, coram, dago.

"Hey!" he cries, and pats his knee,
"Igo and Ago,
My twin bairnies, ride wi' me --
Iram, coram, dago!"

"Here," he laughs, "ye've each a leg,
Igo and Ago,
Gleg as Tam O'Shanter's 'Meg'!
Iram, coram, dago!"

Then we mount, with shrieks of mirth --
Igo and Ago, --
The two gladdest twins on earth!
Iram, coram, dago.

Wade and Silas-Walker cry, --
"Igo and Ago --
Annie's kissin' 'em 'good-by'!" --
Iram, coram, dago.

Aunty waves us fond farewells. --
"Igo and Ago,"
Granny pipes, "tak care yersels!"
Iram, coram, dago.





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