by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Mother shake the cherry‑tree
Language: English 
Mother shake the cherry-tree,
  Susan catch a cherry;
Oh how funny that will be,
  Let's be merry!

One for brother, one for sister,
  Two for mother more,
Six for father, hot and tired,
  Knocking at the door. 

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 37