Little cullud Rastus come a-skippin’ down de street,
A-smilin’ and a-grinnin’ at every one he meet;
My, oh! He was happy! Boy, but was he gay!
Wishin’ “Merry Chris’mus” an’ “Happy New-Year’s Day”!
Wishin’ that his wishes might every one come true-
And-bless your dear heart, honey,-I wish the same to you!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ellis Parker Butler's poem Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

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