|Singing the river song
is gone to the
house of Elsie
to see the new baby. When she did go, the mamma did tell me to put
to sleep. I so did. I did sing it to sleep in the rockingchair. I did sing it the
and Fleuve song "A is for Adour, Avre, Ain, Aube, Arroux, and Allier." When I did get to "D is for Douze and Dordogne and Durance," the baby did move its arm. When I did get to "G is for Garonne and Gers and Gard," the baby did open its eyes. When I did get to "I is for Indre, and Isère and Iraouaddy," it did close its eyes. I did sing on. And sleeps did come upon the baby.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.