Merry Christmas And Happy New Year! by Ellis Parker Butler
Little cullud Rastus come a-skippinâ€™ down de street,
A-smilinâ€™ and a-grinninâ€™ at every one he meet;
My, oh! He was happy! Boy, but was he gay!
Wishinâ€™ â€œMerry Chrisâ€™musâ€ anâ€™ â€œHappy New-Yearâ€™s Dayâ€!
Wishinâ€™ that his wishes might every one come trueâ€”
Andâ€”bless your dear heart, honey,â€”I wish the same to you!