Riley Farm-Rhymes

Language: English
Wordcount: 9,571 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 459 5920
Genre: Poetry
Buy new from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Find it used: eBay or AbeBooks
Get as AudioBook: Audible or


comes on,--
And THEN, I want to say to you, we NEEDED he'p about,
As you'd admit, ef you'd a-seen the way the crops turned


A better quarter-section ner a richer soil warn't found
Than this-here old-home place o' ourn fer fifty miles

The house was small--but plenty-big we found it from

the day
That John--our only livin' son--packed up and went


You see, we tuk sich pride in John--his mother more'n

That's natchurul; but BOTH of us was proud as proud

could be;
Fer the boy, from a little chap, was most oncommon

And seemed in work as well as play to take the same delight.

He allus went a-whistlin' round the place, as glad at heart As robins up at five o'clock to git an airly start;
And many a time 'fore daylight Mother's waked me up

to say--
"Jest listen, David!--listen!--Johnny's beat the birds



Cover image for


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.