Willie found a great big pitcher —
Jammed his head in — just for fun,
Willie’s still in Central China,
But of Chinese he’s seen none.
Willie and three other brats,
Licked up all the Rough-On-Rats,
Father said, when Mother cried,
“Nevermind, they’ll die outside.”
An earlier version of this verse was published in the Los Angeles Herald, March 11, 1906.
Willie got some Japalac,
Very shiny, very black,
Caught his little sister, Sou:
Willie said, “This is on you.”
Little Sou was dumb with fear,
So Willie left a Sou-veneer.
An earlier version of this verse was published in The Independent in 1908.