My Paw Said So By Edgar Albert Guest

My Paw Said So

Foxes can talk if you know how to listen,
My Paw said so.
Owls have big eyes that sparkle an’ glisten,
My Paw said so.
Bears can turn flip-flaps an’ climb ellum trees,
An’ steal all the honey away from the bees,
An’ they never mind winter becoz they don’t freeze;
My Paw said so.

Girls is a-scared of a snake, but boys ain’t,
My Paw said so.
They holler an’ run; an’ sometimes they faint,
My Paw said so.
But boys would be ‘shamed to be frightened that way
When all that the snake wants to do is to play;
You’ve got to believe every word that I say,
My Paw said so.

Wolves ain’t so bad if you treat ’em all right,
My Paw said so.
They’re as fond of a game as they are of a fight,
My Paw said so.
An’ all of the animals found in the wood
Ain’t always ferocious. Most times they are good.

The trouble is mostly they’re misunderstood,
My Paw said so.
You can think what you like, but I stick to it when
My Paw said so.
An’ I’ll keep right on sayin’, again an’ again,
My Paw said so.
Maybe foxes don’t talk to such people as you,
An’ bears never show you the tricks they can do,
But I know that the stories I’m tellin’ are true,
My Paw said so.

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