The Squirrel2


(Melody by C. C. Roeske, 1889, Lyrics by Emilie Poulsson)

1. Little Squirrel, living there in the hollow tree,
I’ve a pretty cage for you. Come and live with me!
You may turn the little wheel. That will be great fun!
Slowly round or very fast if you faster run.

2. Little Squirrel, I will bring in my basket here
Every day a feast of nuts, come then, Squirrel dear.
But the little squirrel said from his hollow tree.
Oh no no! I’d rather far live here and be free.

3. So my cage is empty yet and the wheel is still.
But my little basket here oft with nuts I fill.
If you like I’ll crack the nuts, some for you and me.
For the squirrel has enough in his hollow tree.

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