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A Pop Corn Song
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Nancy Byrd Turner


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Sing a song of pop corn
  When the snowstorms rage;
Fifty little brown men
  Put into a cage.
Shake them till they laugh and leap
  Crowding to the top;
Watch them burst their little coats
  Pop!! Pop!! Pop!!

Sing a song of pop corn
  In the firelight;
Fifty little fairies
  Robed in fleecy white.
Through the shining wires see
  How they skip and prance
To the music of the flames;
  Dance!! Dance!! Dance!!

Sing a song of pop corn
  Done the frolicking;
Fifty little fairies
  Strung upon a string.
Cool and happy, hand in hand,
  Sugar-spangled, fair;
Isn’t that a necklace fit
  For any child to wear?

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Nancy Byrd Turner (1880 - 1971) was born in Virginia. A descendant of both Thomas Jefferson and Pocohantas, Nancy began writing poetry as a child. She studied to become a teacher, and did teach for a few years, but eventually she became a magazine editor. During the course of her career, she published 15 books, several songs, and her work appeared regularly in the leading magazines of her day. Late in her life, Nancy became a freelance writer and a popular lecturer.


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