The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley - Vol. 9

The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley - Vol. 9

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The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley - Vol. 9

The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley - Vol. 9

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I 'M not a-workin' now!--
I'm jes' a-layin' round
A-lettin' other people plow.--
I'm cumberin' the ground! . . .
I jes' don't keer! --I've done my sheer
O' sweatin'!--Anyhow,
In this dad-blasted weather here,
I'm not a-workin' now!

The corn and wheat and all
Is doin' well enough!--
They' got clean on from now tel Fall
To show what kind o' stuff
'At's in their own dad-burn backbone;
So, while the Scriptur's 'low
Man ort to reap as he have sown--
I'm not a-workin' now!

The grass en-nunder these-
Here ellums 'long "Old Blue,"
And shadders o' the sugar-trees,
Beats farmin' quite a few!
As feller says,--I ruther guess
I'll make my comp'ny bow
And snooze a few hours--more er less.--
I'm not a-workin' now!

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