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A. A. Milne

At Home

I want a soldier

(A soldier in a busby),

I want a soldier to come and play with me.

I'd give him cream-cakes

(Big ones, sugar ones),

I'd give him cream-cakes and cream for his tea.

I want a soldier

(A tall one, a red one),

I want a soldier who plays on the drum.

Daddy's going to get one

(He's written to the shopman)

Daddy's going to get one as soon as he can come.