by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Every night my prayers I say
Language: English 
Every night my prayers I say,
And get my dinner every day;
And every day that I've been good,
I get an orange after food.

The child that is not clean and neat,
With lots of toys and things to eat,
He is a naughty child, I'm sure --
Or else his dear papa is poor.

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  • Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin.

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