Grandfather Clock

 

Grandfather clock, grandfather clock!
Tick, tock! Tick tock!
Weighing out seconds, and minutes, and hours,
Clipping off time with merciless powers;
Tick, tock! Grandfather clock!

Grandfather clock, grandfather clock!
Tick, tock! Tick tock!
Beating out pond’rously long days and weeks,
Full of odd rumblings and cracking and squeaks;
Tick, tock! Grandfather clock!

Grandfather clock, grandfather clock!
Tick, tock! Tick tock!
Striking the hours in a leisurely fall,
Measuring out the one portion to all;
Tick tock! Grandfather clock!

1924