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I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l2.c1.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: March 18, 2004 02:08PM

I love you so, said little Nell
Author: Campy (pdc-cache-1.evanhospital.com)
Date: 03-17-04 17:03

My Mother is looking for this Poem,
I love you so,
said little Nell,
I love you more than tongue can tell....
I know it goes on about her playing and another sibling
Shows her love by doing dishes?


Re: I love you so, said little Nell
Author: Pam Adams (134.71.192.235)
Date: 03-17-04 17:26

Here's a version I found on a 'poems for mothers' page- no attribution.

pam

I love you mother, said little Nell
I love you more than tongues can tell.
Then teased and pouted for half the day
Till her mother rejoiced when she went out to play.

I love you mother, said little John
Forgetting his work, his cap went on.
Then he was off to the garden swing
Leaving his mother the wood to bring

I love you mother, said little Ann
Today I'll help you all I can
Then stepping softly she took the broom
Swept the floor and tidied the room.

I love you mother, again they said
Three little children all going to bed.


Re: I love you so, said little Nell
Author: Pam Adams (134.71.192.235)
Date: 03-17-04 17:28

Here's another- with title and author (and a different helpful child!)

pam

Which Loved Best?
by Joy Allison

"I love you, Mother," said little John.
Then forgetting his work, his cap went on.
And he was off to the garden swing,
Leaving his Mother the wood to bring.
"I love you, Mother," said little Nell.
"I love you more than tongue can tell."
"Then she teased and pouted half the day,
Till Mother rejoiced when she went to play.

"I love you, Mother," said little Fan.
"Today Iíll help you all I can."
To the cradle then she did softly creep,
And rocked the baby till it fell asleep.

Then stepping softly, she took the broom,
And swept the floor, and dusted the room.Busy and happy all day was she,
Helpful and cheerful as child could be.

"I love you, Mother," again they said.
Three little children, going to bed.
How do you think that Mother guessed
Which of them really loved her best?

Stephen


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: March 18, 2004 04:35PM

Perhaps Mom should hire Little Orphan Annie. That way she'd either have someone to do the housework, or could at least sic the goblins on the little brats!

The Little Orphan Annie

James Whitcomb Riley

Little Orphan Annie's come to my house to stay.
To wash the cups and saucers up and brush the crumbs away.
To shoo the chickens from the porch and dust the hearth and sweep,
and make the fire and bake the bread to earn her board and keep.
While all us other children, when the supper things is done,
we sit around the kitchen fire and has the mostest fun,
a listening to the witch tales that Annie tells about
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!

Once there was a little boy who wouldn't say his prayers,
and when he went to bed at night away up stairs,
his mammy heard him holler and his daddy heard him bawl,
and when they turned the covers down,
he wasn't there at all!
They searched him in the attic room
and cubby hole and press
and even up the chimney flu and every wheres, I guess,
but all they ever found of him was just his pants and round-abouts
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!

Once there was a little girl who always laughed and grinned
and made fun of everyone, of all her blood and kin,
and once when there was company and old folks was there,
she mocked them and she shocked them and said, she didn't care.
And just as she turned on her heels and to go and run and hide,
there was two great big black things a standing by her side.
They snatched her through the ceiling fore she knew what shes about,
and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!

When the night is dark and scary,
and the moon is full and creatures are a flying and the wind goes Whoooooooooo,
you better mind your parents and your teachers fond and dear,
and cherish them that loves ya, and dry the orphans tears
and help the poor and needy ones that cluster all about,
or the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!!

pam


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: n9acamp (---.evanhospital.com)
Date: March 18, 2004 06:52PM

Stephen & Pam,
Thanks so much, Stephen I believe your version is the one she's looking for!
She'll be thrilled and I am so Thankful to you!

Nina


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: n9acamp (---.jlink.net)
Date: March 18, 2004 09:17PM

Stephen,
don't know if you got my other email,
but thank you so much, my Mom is thrilled!
I really didn't expect to find it so quickly!
Nina


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt2.mornington.au.da.uu.net)
Date: March 21, 2004 03:21AM

Pam, I can only agree that Annie would be better as all-round household help, but that version of her poem isn't quite correct (even allowing for modernisation of language), especially in the last verse. See in the Classical Poet List.


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: March 22, 2004 01:08PM

That's what I get for pulling it off the web.

pam


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l4.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: March 24, 2004 03:25AM

Take a bow, Pam, the thanks belong to you. I just did my moderator bit.

Stephen


Re: I love you so, said Little Nell
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: March 26, 2004 03:03PM

[tries to curtsy, falls over] "Uhhh, I'd like to thank the Academy......."

pam




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