Igo And Ago

A poem by James Whitcomb Riley

We're The Twins from Aunt Marinn's,
Igo and Ago.
When Dad comes, the show begins! -
Iram, coram, dago.

Dad he says he named us two
Igo and Ago
For a poem he always knew,
Iram, coram, dago.

Then he was a braw Scotchman -
Igo and Ago. -
Now he's Scotch-Amer-i-can.
Iram, coram, dago.

"Hey!" he cries, and pats his knee,
"Igo and Ago,
My twin bairnies, ride wi' me -
Iram, coram, dago!"



"Here," he laughs, "ye've each a leg,
Igo and Ago,
Gleg as Tam O'Shanter's 'Meg'!
Iram, coram, dago!"

Then we mount, with shrieks of mirth -
Igo and Ago, -
The two gladdest twins on earth!
Iram, coram, dago.

Wade and Silas-Walker cry, -
"Igo and Ago -
Annie's kissin' 'em 'good-bye'!" -
Iram, coram, dago.

Aunty waves us fond farewells. -
"Igo and Ago,"
Granny pipes, "tak care yersels!"
Iram, coram, dago.

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