Johnson, Maggie Pogue
|The Lost Teddy Bear|
Well, Teddy, I have found you,
It's been one week to-day
Since I missed you, Teddy dear,
While in the yard at play.
I wandered far and wide,
And knew not where to go
To find you, Teddy, dear,
But, oh, I missed you so.
I know some naughty boy
Stole you, dear, from me,
And if I only knew
Who that boy could be,--
I'd scold him, yes, I'd scold him,
And I'll just bet he'd not dare
To interfere again
With my dear little Teddy bear.
And, oh, you were so nice and clean,
One would scarcely know
That you were the same little Teddy
Lost one week ago.
But still I welcome you, my dear,
And will wash you nice and clean
And try forget that you were lost
And believe it all a dream.
So, again I embrace you, Teddy,
For I love you just the same,
And tho' you look so dirty,
'Twas the boy, you ain't to blame.