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A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One by  Ada M. Skinner and Frances Gillespy Wickes

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GRASSHOPPER GREEN

Grasshopper Green is a comical chap;

He lives on the best of fare.

Bright little trousers, jacket and cap,

These are his summer wear.

Out in the meadow he loves to go,

Playing away in the sun;

Its hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


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Grasshopper Green has a dozen wee boys,

And soon as their legs grow strong

Each of them joins in his frolicsome joys,

Singing his merry song.

Under the hedge in a happy row

Soon as the day has begun

Its hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


Grasshopper Green has a quaint little house.

It's under the hedge so gay.

Grandmother Spider, as still as a mouse,

Watches him over the way.

Gladly he 's calling the children, I know,

Out in the beautiful sun;

It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low—

Summer's the time for fun.


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