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First Line: Las' time 'at uncle sidney come
Last Line: "s the boy-house fell down?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Watermelons; Childhood

LAS' time 'at Uncle Sidney come,
He bringed a watermelon home --
An' half the boys in town
Come taggin' after him. -- An' he
Says, when we et it, -- "Gracious me!
'S the boy-house fell down?"

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