Sweet Ella M. Paul
Isn’t Ella at all.
Which rhymes with canteloupe (or muskmelom).
It’s ella-mentary, my dear Ellam.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Ella likes animals in the zoo:
Giraffes, lions and tigers -- bears too.
Monkeys pose in a mirror.
Ella laughs and they spy her
When she plays monkey-see-monkey-do!
When Ella visits Aunty Shan
She plans a party if she can
With funny hats. And horns. And bells.
And chocolate cake!
Is is something Grandma Ann can bake?
Filled with strawberries and whipped cream
A party like that would be a dream.
Poncho, Lefty and Captain are Ella’s pet dogs.
They jump around sometimes as if they were . . .
But they aren’t green. And they don’t eat flies.
If they were people, they’d be pretty nice guys.
Guess who teaches Ella to speak.
“I,” he says. “I,” Ella repeats.
“Love,” he prompts. “Love,” she says.
“Grandpa.” “Grandpa,” she says.
Have you guessed?
“Bi-,” he starts to say, but Ella shouts,
“Bill. I love Grandpa Bill.”
Grandma Ann's Love
Grandma Ann loves to hold Ella
And feed her a bottle
She nuzzles her neck and smells
The sweetness of her hair
She feels the softness of her skin
And hears dear Ella coo.
A charming young lady named Ella
loved by a very old feller.
He was her Grandpa Bill
Missing an Ella refill:
“When we’re not near you, and we don’t get a chance to see you very often, I miss you a lot,” is what he’d tell her.
Who Loves Ella?
Ella’s daddy is Derek and her mommy is Jo.
And here is a fact that she always should know.
They love her so much that they long for her touch
From her hair all the way to her toes.
Ella raises her arms
Then she puts them down
She yawns and shuts her mouth
Her face turns to a frown.
She doesn’t want to nap, oh, no!
But she must go to sleep
When she wakes up again
She’ll have a bottle and a treat.
Ella. ABBA. What’s the connection?
Dancing Queen is her main selection.
Young and sweet with the tambourine’s beat
Look at that baby move her feet.
She sways and waves her arms around --
She’s our Dancing Queen when she gets down.