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First Line: My friend has a birthday
Last Line: Steady, old heart! Lie quiet!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Birthdays

My friend has a birthday;
And what can I say
To young Betty Blake
With her wonderful cake
And seven pink candles there –
One candle for every year?
'How many candles shall I see
On yours?' asked Betty Blake of me.
'Sixty!' I cried, excited by it –
Steady, old heart! Lie quiet!

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