Friday, June 5, 2009

For Becky

This is so sweet! My darling Becky taught me this many years ago, and I can't believe my luck at finding this version..........


They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
"One of the sergeants looks after their socks,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
"Well, God take care of him, all the same,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
They've great big parties inside the grounds.
"I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's.
"He's much too busy a-signing things,"
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
"Do you think the King knows all about me?"
"Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,"
Says Alice.

Alan Alexander Milne 1882-1956



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3 comments:

  1. Ma Soeur,
    How fabulous! This takes me back to Grade Two when dear Miss Paterson taught us this poem. It was the time of the coronation which was a very highly celebrated event in our class. I somehow was the lucky recipient of a beautiful mural we made featuring the golden carriage, which I treasure to this day. I'm sure Alice and Christopher Robin are in there somewhere. Thanks for the memories!

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  2. I'd never heard this, until I heard it from you who heard it from Becky. thank you for a sweet little treat. Get those grouting hands ready for Mosaic adventures.

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  3. This one was new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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