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The Good Moolly Cow [excerpt]

Come! supper is ready;
   Come! boys and girls, now,
For here is fresh milk
   From the good moolly cow.

Have done with your fife,
   And your row de dow dow,
And taste this sweet milk
   From the good moolly cow.

Whoever is fretting
   Must clear up his brow,
Or he'll have no milk
   From the good moolly cow.

When children are hungry,
   O, who can tell how
They love the fresh milk
   From the good moolly cow!

So, when you meet moolly,
   Just say, with a bow,
"Thank you for your milk,
   Mrs. Good Moolly Cow."

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Eliza Lee Follen

Date Published: 1832-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/good-moolly-cow-excerpt