A Now Sing Katie

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When I grow up I'd like to be -
an ice cream soda jerk, 
and give the kids an extra scoop
that had an extra squirt!

I'd never treat them like they're kids;
I'd respect them for the most
and never would find bubble gum
stuck around the bar stool post!

(c) Katie Kidwell, 1975.
From the collection:  Elephant Stew (Poems and Songs for Children)

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The Ice Cream Soda Jerk