Ellis Parker Butler

(5 December 1869 - 13 September 1937 / Muscatine / Iowa / United States)

Ellis Parker Butler Poems

1. A Minute 4/20/2010
2. A Lost Angel 4/20/2010
3. A Question 4/20/2010
4. Why I Went To The Foot 4/20/2010
5. Good - Better - Best 1/1/2004
6. The Ballad Of A Bachelor 1/13/2003
7. A Scotchman Whose Name Was Isbister 4/20/2010
8. A St. Valentine’s Day Tragedy 4/20/2010
9. To Lovers 1/1/2004
10. Why Washington Retreated 1/13/2003
11. The Golf Walk 4/20/2010
12. Jabed Meeker, Humorist 4/20/2010
13. Bird Nesting 4/20/2010
14. How'd You Like It? 4/20/2010
15. To Kate. (In Lieu Of A Valentine) 4/20/2010
16. Cupid Caught Napping 4/20/2010
17. Golden Silence 4/20/2010
18. An Exception 4/20/2010
19. An Old-Fashioned Garden 4/20/2010
20. A Study In Feeling 4/20/2010

The Ballad Of A Bachelor

Listen, ladies, while I sing
The ballad of John Henry King.

John Henry was a bachelor,
His age was thirty-three or four.

Two maids for his affection vied,
And each desired to be his bride,

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