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James Whitcomb Riley

An Impetuous Resolve

When little Dickie Swope's a man,

He's go' to be a Sailor;

An' little Hamey Tincher, he's

A-go' to be a Tailor:

Bud Mitchell, he's a-go' to be

A stylish Carriage-Maker;

An' when I grow a grea'-big man,

I'm go' to be a Baker!

An' Dick'll buy his sailor-suit

O' Hame; an' Hame'll take it

An' buy as fine a double-rigg

As ever Bud can make it:

An' nen all three'll drive roun' fer me,

An' we'll drive off togevver,

A-slingin' pie-crust 'long the road

Ferever an' ferever!