On Thursday, March 28, 1996 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-5, Pat Bryant wrote:
I hope the people on this newsgroup can help track this down!
A friend of mine remembers a poem from her childhood (in the
1950s), in one of her Childcraft books, about a character named
Jonathan Bing. What she can recall of the poem goes something
Oh, Jonathan Bing, Bingathan John
Forgot where he was going, and thought he had gone.
She also remembers Jonathan Bing going to have tea with the
king and forgetting to put on his clothes and other silly
If anyone can give her more information about the poem, its
author, or the book in which the poem appeared, she would be
very grateful. Please respond to my e-mail address, and I'll
be glad to summarize to the list if others are interested in
Thanks very much,I know this one by heart, but if you want the full version, I is from the old child craft books (#2) from 19. it's written by Beatrice Curtis Brown.
Pat Bryant pbr...@kumc.edu
Oh Johnathan Bing, Oh Bingathan John
Forgets where he's going and thinks he has gone
He wears his faulse teeth on the top of his head
and he always stands up when he's sleeping in bed
Oh Johnathan Bing has a curious way
of trying to walk into yesterday
If I end with my breakfast and start with my tea
I aut to be able to do it says he
Oh johnathan Bing is a miser they say
Who likes to save trouble and put it away
If I never get up in the morning he says
I shall save all the trouble of going to bed
Oh Johnathan Bing what a way to behave
and what do you do with the trouble you save?
Why I wrap it up neatly and send it by post
To my friends and relations who need it the most
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