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Shel Silverstein - Danny O'Dare

Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back stair
And thought he'd do some dancin' there.
He started jumpin' and skippin' and kickin',
He did a dance called the Funky Chicken,
He did the Polka, he did the Twist,
He bent himself into a pretzel like this.
He did the Dog and the Jitterbug,
He did the Jerk and the Bunny Hug.
He did the Waltz and the Boogaloo,
He did the Hokey-Pokey too.
He did the Bop and the Mashed Potata,
He did the Split and the See Ya Later.
And now he's down upon one knee,
Bowin' oh so charmingly,
And winkin' and smilin'--it's easy to see
Danny O'Dare wants to dance with me.

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Danny O'Dare

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 21st, 2014 at 5:49 AM.

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crorkzz from Moldova
Comment 2 of 3, added on July 9th, 2007 at 10:47 AM.

i love this poem this is one my favorites out of the many poems i love from his books

elayne from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 20th, 2007 at 12:31 PM.

this poem is funny

shorty from United States

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