Ornery Jones



Ornery Jones

Was quite a small man

Who lived in a castle

Made out of sand


     Never was anyone

     So ornery

     As Ornery Jones

     Who lived by the sea!


At daybreak the stars

All turned into fish

But Ornery Jones

Would not make a wish


     Never was anyone

     So ornery

     As Ornery Jones

     Who lived by the sea!


Each afternoon children

Came by to play

But Ornery Jones

He chased them away

     Never was anyone

     So ornery

     As Ornery Jones

     Who lived by the sea!


At nightfall the mermaids

Beckoned to him

But Ornery Jones

He don't like to swim


     Never was anyone

     So ornery

     As Ornery Jones

     Who lived by the sea!


He lived all his life

By the sea's lonely side

So Ornery Jones

He lived and he died


     Never was anyone

     So ornery

     As Ornery Jones

     Who lived by the sea!









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