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Stocking Song on Christmas Eve

By Mary Mapes Dodge

From Our Holidays in Poetry, compiled by Mildred P. Harrington

Welcome Christmas! heel and toe,
Here we wait thee in a row,
Come, good Santa Claus, we beg
Fill us tightly, foot and leg.

Fill us quickly ere you go,–
Fill us till we overflow,
That’s the way! and leave us more
Heaped in piles upon the floor.

Little feet that ran all day
Twitch in dreams of merry play,
Little feet that jumped at will
Lie all pink and white and still.

See us, how we lightly swing,
Hear us how we try to sing,
Welcome Christmas! heel and toe,
Come and fill us ere you go!

Here we hang till some one nimbly
Jumps with treasures down the chimney.
Bless us! how he’ll tickle us!
Funny old Saint Nicholas.

December 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment


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