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First Line: Two hundred-forty towns, or more
Last Line: And now I'd like to hear from you.
Subject(s): Names; Towns; Vermont


TWO hundred-forty towns, or more,
Compose Vermont—a dozen score—
And none of them, says brother James,
Excepting five have weenie names.

I'm just a little Groton girl,
My mother calls me "Weenie Pearl;"
That's why I'd like to take a drive
To all the Weenie little Five.

I've thought of it an awful lot,
And shall some more, as like as not,
And yet, perhaps, I'd hate to go
For I have never been to Stowe.

We'd have to start before 'twas light,
I guess, and travel up to night,
And then, perhaps, it wouldn't work
For I have never been to Burke.

Around by Memphremagog's shore
I'm 'fraid the waves might try to roar,
And spoil a lot of splendid joy
For I have never been to Troy.

We'd only go a little ways
Before the Trojans turned to Jays,
And then, perhaps, we'd lose our way
For I have never been to Jay.

The way to Wells would be so far,
Perhaps we'd need an essence car;
We might be robbed on Tunbridge Fells
For I have never been to Wells.

Now, mister, sure as I'm alive,
I've mentioned all the Weenie Five,
And told my name and brother's, too,
And now I'd like to hear from you.





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