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NURSERY RHYMES FOR THE TENDER-HEARTED (DEDICATED TO DON MARQUIS): 2, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Rockabye, insect, lie low in thy den
Last Line: Death to poor cockroach, hen, baby and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Cockroaches; Marquis, Don (1878-1937)


ROCKABYE, insect, lie low in thy den,
Father's a cockroach, mother's a hen.
And Betty, the maid, doesn't clean up the sink,
So you shall have plenty to eat and to drink.

Hushabye, insect, behind the mince pies:
If the cook sees you her anger will rise;
She'll scatter poison, as bitter as gall,
Death to poor cockroach, hen, baby and all.





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