Woolloomooloo [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

Woolloomooloo

Here’s a ridiculous riddle for you:
How many o’s are there in Woolloomooloo?
Two for the W, two for the m,
Four for the l’s, and that’s plenty for them.

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I wonder what the Jacks have got to laugh and laugh about.
I’m sure the worms don’t see the joke when Jacky digs them out.

I wonder which is best: a rich plum-pudding stuffed with plums,
Or lemon ice, or plain boiled rice, or long-division sums.



Source:
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 104

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