by Beatrice Curtis Brown, memorized in childhood
Oh Jonathon Bing, oh Bingathon John!
Forgets where he's going and thinks he has gone.
He wears his false teeth on the top of his head,
And always stand up when he's sleeping in bed.
Oh Jonathon Bing has a curious way
Of trying to walk into yesterday.
"If I end with my breakfast and start with my tea,
I ought to be able to do it," says he.
Oh Jonathon Bing is a miser, they say,
For he likes to save trouble and put it away.
"If I never get up in the morning," he said,
"I will save all the trouble of going to bed."
Oh Jonathon Bing, what a way to behave!
And what do you do with the trouble you save?
"I wrap it up neatly and send it by post
to my friends and relations who need it the most."
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