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Speak roughly to your little boy

Language: English

Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes;
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.

I speak severely to my boy,
[I]1 beat him when he sneezes;
For he can thoroughly enjoy
The pepper when [he]2 pleases!


Translation(s): FRE

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Note: this is a parody of David Bates' "Speak Gently."
1 or "And"
2 or "ye"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2004-04-11.
Last modified: 2015-06-24 15:59:07
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Word count: 45

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Parle durement à ton petit garçon

Language: French (Français) after the English

Parle durement à ton petit garçon,
Et bats-le lorsqu’il éternue :
Il fait cela uniquement parce que c’est un polisson,
et qu’il sait que cela nous tue.

Je parle durement à mon garnement,
Je le bats lorsqu’il éternue ;
Car il peut aimer complètement
Le poivre, que dans ses narines, j’insinue.


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Text added to the website: 2016-04-12.
Last modified: 2016-04-12 20:22:50
Line count: 8
Word count: 51