When Paw was a Boy

WHEN PAW WAS A BOY.

I wisht’ I’d been here when
My paw he was a boy;
They must have been excitement then
When my paw was a boy;
In school he always took the prize,
He used to lick boys twice his size —
I bet folks all had bulgin’ eyes
When my paw was a boy.

They was a lot of wonders done
When my paw was a boy;
How grandpa must have loved his son
When my paw was a boy!
He’d get the coal and chop the wood,
And think up everything he could
To always be jist as sweet and good —
When my paw was a boy.

Then everything was in its place,
When my paw was a boy;
How he could rassle, jump and race,
When my paw was a boy!
He never, never disobeyed;
He beat in every game he played —
Gee! what a record they was made
When my paw was a boy!

I wisht’ at I’d been here when
My paw was a boy;
They’ll never be his like agen —
Paw was a model boy!
But still last night I heard my maw
Raise up her voice and call my paw
The worst fool that she ever saw —
He ought to have staid a boy.

Mountain Advocate (Barbourville, Kentucky) Dec 30, 1904

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