Lucindy Jane

by Robert William Service

When I was young I was too proud

To wheel my daughter in her pram.

"It's infra dig," I said aloud,--

Bot now I'm old, behold I am

Perambulating up and down

Grand-daughter through the town.

And when I come into the Square,

Beside the fountain I will stop;

And as to rest I linger there,

The dames will say: "How do, Grand-pop!

Lucindy Jane with eyes so blue

Looks more and more like you."

And sure it's pleased as Punch I get,

And take Lucindy on my knee;

Aye, at the risk of getting wet,

I blether to the girls a wee:

Then as we have a bottle date

Home we perambulate.

Gosh! That's the joy of all my day;

And as I play the part of nurse:

"She's got your nose," I hear them say.

Thinks I: "Well now, she might have worse."

And how I dream I'll live to see

A great-grandchild upon my knee,

Whom folks say looks like me!