The Party

The Party Lyrics

Billy Bluebird had a party

In an elder tree, 

But the little black-eyed smarty 

Didn't ask us to his party 

Neither you nor me. 


This is what they had for dinner, 

For I peeked to see: 

Apple seeds and beetle finner, 

And for drink the little sinner 

Gave them tansy tea. 


But there came an awful clatter 

From that elder tree, 

When he served them on a platter 

Hopper-hash and brick-dust batter 

Trimmed with celery! 


All the folks were hale and hearty, 

Happy as could be; 

And that little black-eyed smarty 

Left out of his funny party 

Only you and me.