Two Robin Redbreasts built their nest
Within a hollow tree;
The hen sat quietly at home,
The cock sang merrily;
And all the little ones said:
" Wee, wee, wee, wee, wee, wee."
One day the sun was warm and bright,
And shining in the sky,
Cock Robin said : " My little dears,
'T is time you learned to fly ; '
And all the little young ones said:
" I 'll try, I 'll try, I 'll try."
I know a child, and who she is
I 'll tell you by and by,
When Mamma says " Do this," or " that,
She says "What for?" and "Why?"
She 'd be a better child by far
If she would say " I 'll try."