Willie put a pin in sister’s eye,
Just to see if she would cry:
She returned the compliment
For, on pleasure, both were bent.
Willie on the railroad track —
The engine gave a squeal.
The engine-driver took a spade
And scraped him off the wheel.
An earlier version of this verse was published in the 1904 book, Smiles in Rime with the title character as “Bertie.”
Willie fell down the elevator,
Wasn’t found till six days later.
Then the neighbors said, “Gee whiz,
What a spoiled child Willie is.”
An earlier version of this verse was published in 1904 in the Seattle Daily Times.