: CUSTOM RHYMES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Ha wish ye a merry Chresamas,
An a happy new year,
A pantry full a' good rost beef,
An a barril full a' beer.
To these lines we may add the following north-country nursery song:
Now Christmas is come, and now Pappy's come home,
Wi' a pegtop for Tammie, a hussif for Sue;
A new bag o' marbles for Dick; and for Joan,
A workbox; for Phoebe a bow for her shoe:
For Cecily singing a humming-top comes,
For dull drowsie Marie a sleeping-top meet;
For Ben, Ned, and Harry, a fife and two drums,
For Jennie a box of nice sugar-plums sweet.