The Rambo-Tree

A poem by James Whitcomb Riley

When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard! -
The bird sings low as the bumble-bee -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard! -
The poor shote-pig he says, says he:
"When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree
There's enough for you and enough for me." -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard.

For just two truant lads like we,
When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree
There's enough for you and enough for me -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard.

When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard! -
The mole digs out to peep and see -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard! -
The dusk sags down, and the moon swings free,
There's a far, lorn call, "Pig-gee! 'Pig-gee!"
And two boys - glad enough for three. -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard.

For just two truant lads like we,
When Autumn shakes the rambo-tree
There's enough for you and enough for me -
It's a long, sweet way across the orchard.

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