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Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th

Louie Roy 11 Dec 05 - 03:55 PM
Louie Roy 12 Dec 05 - 10:43 AM
Jim Dixon 15 Dec 05 - 12:18 AM
Louie Roy 15 Dec 05 - 11:42 AM
The Fooles Troupe 15 Dec 05 - 05:32 PM
GUEST,999 24 Dec 09 - 11:13 PM
McGrath of Harlow 25 Dec 09 - 06:36 PM
open mike 26 Dec 09 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Craig Edwards 17 Dec 10 - 01:10 PM
Louie Roy 18 Dec 10 - 09:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: Louie Roy
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 03:55 PM

I learned this Xmas poem in 1931 it is about a little Dennis The Menace trying to be good until after Xmas,but this is all I can remember.All help appreciated

Yesterday a man went by with a top hat on two feet high
My finger itched and squirmed to sock him one,but I did not
I'm waiting for the 26th.Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: Louie Roy
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 10:43 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 12:18 AM

This page says "Waiting for the 26th" was recited as part of a school Christmas program by Chester Dunlap in Vivian, South Dakota in 1921.

It's all I could find.

At least it proves you're not making it up!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: Louie Roy
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Jim that is more than I could find.I also recited it at a Christmas program in a little country school on Ford's Creek Ridge near Orofino Idaho in 1931 and I imagine that Chester Dunlap is the author


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 05:32 PM

I suspect it would be in one of those old books "Cute things for little people to do" type.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Dec 09 - 11:13 PM

The above link is dead. This I think was the post Jim linked to:


            "According to the Vivian Rattler, the first Christmas program was held in the building in 1921, to what is believ-
ed to be the biggest crowd ever assembled in Vivian. The large auditorium was gaily decorated in streamers of red and
green. Near the stage stood a finely decorated Christmas tree, brilliantly lit with many candles. The program included:
Fairy Dance - Primary Girls; Recitation: "Santa Claus and the Mouse". Lucille Authier; Recitation: "A Wish" Fern Heath;
Essay: "Origin of Christmas Customs". Myrtle Dunlap; Pantomine: "Slient Night" June Stolley, Hattie Shoop, Myrtle
Dunlap, Lois Casey and Clara Hulce; Recitation: "Possibilitt." Willjam Stolley; .Recitation: "Waiting for-the 26th" .:.
Chester Dunlap; Vocal solo: "Merry Christmas To All and To All A Good-night", Lois Casey."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 25 Dec 09 - 06:36 PM

26th. Still Christmas, 2nd day of 12.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: open mike
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 05:36 PM

boxing day and st. stephens's day


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Subject: Lyr Add: WAITING FOR THE 26TH
From: GUEST,Craig Edwards
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 01:10 PM

My dad, Merle Edwards, taught me the verse as he had learned it as a boy in Iowa circa 1920.

I washed my face and combed my hair
And not forgot to say my prayers
And neither jerked nor slammed the door
Nor gone a sliding on the floor
Because two weeks ago I knew
That Christmas day would soon be due
I'm waiting for the 26th

I go to Sunday School each week
And learned why Moses was so meek
And who was Cain and all about
The way Goliath got knocked out
The teacher Sunday told my maw
I'm the best boy she ever saw
I'm waiting for the 26th

And yesterday a man went by
Who wore a plug hat two feet high
I had a snowball and my fingers
Itched a squirmed to sock it one
But I did not
A boy must sacrifice a lot
I'm waiting for the 26th


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waiting for the 26th
From: Louie Roy
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Craig Edwards for posting the words This is the first time I've seen them in print since 1931 Louie


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