|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)|
|QUOTATION:||On a tree by a river a little tomtit|
Sang Willow, titwillow, titwillow
And I said to him, Dicky-bird, why do you sit
Singing Willow, titwillow, titwillow?
Is it weakness of intellect, birdie? I cried,
Or a rather tough worm in your little inside?
With a shake of his poor little head he replied,
Oh, Willow, titwillow, titwillow!
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Suicides Grave.|