1 Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Listen to old Mister Clock!
Ticking all the hours away,
Till the merry Christmas day!
With you tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Please hurry up, Mister Clock;
O you count the hours so slow!
Can’t you make them faster, faster go?
With you rick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock,
Please hurry up, Mr. Clock.
2 When it’s summer time so dear,
Vacation time then is here,
And you tick the hours so fast,
From the first one to the last! [Refrain]
3 Dear me, we can scarcely wait,
O how you exasperate!
Hurry, Mister Clock and say,
“Merry, merry Christmas day!” [Refrain]
Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926
Born: Circa 1871, Andreas, Isle of Man, England.
Died: Circa April 27, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleator’s family evidently emigrated to America in the 1870’s. She was living in Claridon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geauga County, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York City, retiring some time before 1915.
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