Leedle Dutch Baby

A poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Leedle Dutch baby haff come ter town!
Jabber und jump till der day gone down -
Jabber und sphlutter und sphlit hees jaws -
Vot a Dutch baby dees Londsmon vas!
I dink dose mout' vas leedle too vide
Ober he laugh fon dot altso-side!
Haff got blenty off deemple und vrown?
Hey! Leedle Dutchman come ter town!

Leedle Dutch baby, I dink me proud
Ober your fader can schquall dot loud
Ven he vas leedle Dutch baby like you
Und yoost don't gare, like he alvays do!
Guess ven dey vean him on beer, you bet
Dot's der because dot he aind veaned yet!
Vot you said off he dringk you down?
Hey! Leedle Dutchman come ter town!

Leedle Dutch baby, yoost schquall avay -
Schquall fon preakfast till gisterday!
Better you all time gry und shout
Dan shmile me vonce fon der coffin out!
Vot I gare off you keek my nose
Downside-up mit your heels und toes -
Downside, oder der oopside-down?
Hey! Leedle Dutchman come ter town!

Reader Comments

Tell us what you think of 'Leedle Dutch Baby' by James Whitcomb Riley

comments powered by Disqus

Home | Search | About this website | Contact | Privacy Policy