Saturday, October 3, 2015

Little Orphant Annie




Halloween is just
around the corner...
 

"Little Orphant Annie"
 from the book,
 "James Whitcomb Riley Hoosier Poet"
 By Jeannette Covert Nolan 
Illustration by Robert S. Robison



A time for ghostly legends 
and creepy tales
about things that
go bump in
the night...

...and this famous
poem by 
James Whitcomb Riley




 The Children's Poet
James Whitcomb Riley
1849-1916


"To all the little children:-
 The happy ones; and sad ones;
 the boisterous ones and glad ones;
 The good ones- Yes, the good ones, too;
 and all the lovely bad ones."
-James Whitcomb Riley



 
 "Little Orphant Annie"



 Little Orphant Annie's come
 to our house to stay,


Little Orphant Annie
Lawton Doll Company


      An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,
      An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an' sweep,
      An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an'-keep;
      An' all us other childern, when the supper-things is done,
      We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun
      A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
      An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
      Ef you
      Don't
      Watch
      Out!
        
       
      "Little Orphant Annie"
      Stained Glass Window
      By Tiffany
       
       
       
      Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,--
      An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs,
      His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl,
      An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all!
      An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press,
      An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess;
      But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:--
      An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
      Ef you
      Don't
      Watch
      Out!
       
       
       
      An' one time a little girl 'ud allus laugh an' grin,
      An' make fun of ever' one, an' all her blood-an'-kin;
      An' wunst, when they was "company," an' ole folks wuz there,
      She mocked 'em an' shocked 'em, an' said she didn't care!
      An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an' hide,
      They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side,
      An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'fore she knowed what she's about!
      An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you
      Ef you
      Don't
      Watch
      Out!
       
       
      Little Orphant Annie
      Robin Woods
       
       
       
      An' little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue,
      An' the lamp-wick sputters, an' the wind goes woo-oo!
      An' you hear the crickets quit, an' the moon is gray,
      An' the lightnin'-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
      You better mind yer parunts, an' yer teachurs fond an' dear,
      An' churish them 'at loves you, an' dry the orphant's tear,
      An' he'p the pore an' needy ones 'at clusters all about,
      Er the Gobble-uns 'll git you
      Ef you
      Don't
      Watch
      Out!

      "Little Orphant Annie" 
      Illustration By Gertrude Elliot
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       "Little Orphant Annie"
      Sung By Anne Hills
       

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