poppa, I know
there's a Frog on my toe
maybe I'll call him Jethro
maybe I'll grow up to be
as wise and as good as he
and maybe I'll come back after you're long gone

poppa, I'm sure
the worms have eaten you now
and Jethro's been on some Frenchy's plate long ago
now I'm pretty sure that I listen to every word
'cause you're still here telling me still

"slap them boys if they're naughty
make them crawl, make you haughty

make you strong, little girl
you paint them toes a reddish colour
and you know one day
you're gonna be bigger than a flea
you're gonna be bigger than that old poison ivy tree."

now I'm pretty sure
that I think you'd come and visit
and talk sometimes kinda like Gidget
in funny little chants like an Indian brave
he said "we all grew fat when the white man came."
but one day, girl, you're gonna learn
to make them crawl
make them grow tall
but have the grace
to be a lady with disgrace
and you fry them taters
and you make them with lady's hands
i know you're my pappy's baby.

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    General CommentIt's actually about her maternal grandfather. They were really close and she would spend every summer with him until he died when she was nine.
    atillathehunnieeon February 16, 2010   Link

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