Poetry & Verse

 

 Disobedience

A. A. Milne

 

James James Morrison Morrison

Weatherby George Dupree

Took great care of his Mother,

Though he was only three.

James James 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."

 

James James Morrison's Mother

Put on a golden gown,

James James Morrison's Mother

Drove to the end of the town.

James James Morrison'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."

 

King John put up a notice,

"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!

JAMES JAMES MORRISON'S MOTHER

SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.

LAST SEEN WANDERING VAGUELY

QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD.

SHE TRIED TO GET DOWN TO HE END OF THE TOWN

- FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!"

 

James James Morrison Morrison

(Commonly known as Jim)

Told his other relations

Not to go blaming him.

James James said to his Mother,

"Mother," he said, said he,

"You must never go down to the end of the town

without consulting me."

 

James James Morrison's Mother

Hasn't been heard of since.

King John said he was sorry,

So did the Queen and Prince.

King John (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. M. M.

W. G. duP.

Took great c/o 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!"