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Jamie Jamie

Jamie Jamie Barton Bartholomew,
Sometimes referred to as you,
Took great care of his Mother,
Though he was only two.
Jamie Jamie Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down
to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."

Jamie Jamie Bartholomew's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
Jamie Jamie Bartholomew's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
Jamie Jamie Bartholomew's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
"I can get right down
to the end of the town
and be back in time for tea."

Mayor Boris put up a notice,
"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!
JAMIE JAMIE BARTHOLOMEW'S MOTHER
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.
LAST SEEN WANDERING VAGUELY:
QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD,
SHE TRIED TO GET DOWN
TO THE END OF THE TOWN -
FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!"

 

Jamie Jamie Barton Bartholomew,
(Granpaw is known as Jim)
Told his other relations
Not to go blaming him.
Jamie Jamie
said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he:
"You must never go down to the end of the town
without consulting me."

Jamie Jamie Bartholomew's Mother
Hasn't been heard of since.
Mayor Boris said he was sorry,
So did the Queen and Prince.
Mayor Boris (somebody told me)
Said to a man he knew:
If people go down to the end of the town, well,
what can anyone do?"

(Now then, very softly)
J.J.
B.B.
S.R.T.A.You
Took great
C/0 his M*****
Though he was only 2.
J.J. said to his M*****
"M*****," he said, said he:
"You-must-never-go-down-to-the-end-of-the-town-
if-you-don't-go-down-with-ME!"

March 2011
 

Apologies to A A Milne for Disobedience

 

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