Johny hung his little sister
She was dead before they misst her
Johny’s allus up t’trix,
Ain’t he cute? – he’s only six…
From The Johny Book published ca 1900. The Johny Book was a collection of rhymes written and illustrated by two Cornell University architecture students, Willard Dickerman Straight and J. André Smith. Previously published in the Cornell Widow (the university’s paper).