The New Plaything

Original Text: 
Bib Ballads (New York: P.F. Volland, 1915): [66]. Internet Archive
1I wonder what your thought will be
2And what you'll say and do, sir.
3When you come home again and see
4What Daddy's got for you, sir.
5I wonder if you'll like it, boy,
6Or turn away disgusted
7(You've often scorned a nice, new toy
8For one that's old and busted.)
9I wonder if you'll laugh, or cry
10And run in fright to mother.
11Or just act bored to death, when I
12Show you your brand new brother.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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