Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems/"Don'd Feel Too Big!"

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Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems by Charles Follen Adams
"Don'd Feel Too Big!"
Yawcob Strauss and Other Poems is a 1910 book by Charles Follen Adams.

"DON'D FEEL TOO BIG!"[edit]

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A Frog vas a-singing von day in der brook
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!),
Und he shvelled mit pride, und he say, "Shust look;
Don'd I sing dhose peautiful songs like a book?"
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!)
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A fish came a-shvimming along dot vay
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!);
"I'll dake you oudt off der vet," he say;
Und der leedle froggie vas shtowed avay.
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!)
A hawk flew down und der fish dook in
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!);
Und der hawk he dink dot der shmardest vin
Vhen he shtuck his claws in dot fish's shkin.
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!)
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A hunter vas oudt mit his gun aroundt
(Id vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!),
Und he say vhen der hawk vas brought to der groundt,
Und der fish und der leedle frog vas foundt,
"It vas beddher, mine friends, you don'd feel too big!"


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1918, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.