John Muir


John Muir


Wanda and Helen [Muir]


1 Naughty Willie .} Johnnie has a little wig Its hair is white as snow And every place the wild winds went The wig was sure to go. 2 Wanda} PapaΓÇÖs got a little wig It makes a funny view And when the winds go off to play The little wig goes too. 3 Miss Blaesdal} O let it go and never mind Just take one off your dolly And fix it with a safety pin And then wonΓÇÖt that be jolly. 4 Helen} Now please good winds donΓÇÖt blow so hard Be gentle if you please For when that little thing blows off It makes poor papa sneeze. 5 Louie} O dear O dear I feel so queer How fast the time must go. This makes me feel that sad old song John Anderson my Joe.

6 Grandma} O let JohnΓÇÖs hair alone I say What though itΓÇÖs thin on top It still looks better far IΓÇÖm sure Than PaderowskiΓÇÖs mop. 7 Ah Gum} No matta bossy man no hair He alla same got money Then he go city bime by And docta fix um funny. 8 Joe} A hundred billion heads of hair What though you loose that many If still your good old head be left And friends to keep it canny. 9 All} Well done well done three cheers for Joe Half crazy, cunning, civil, However your hair and wits may slant For once your head is level. Now I must go, good night my darlings. Love to all from you loving father John Muir


[place unknown]


Original letter dimensions: 15 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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