M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-IDo you use this song to spell Mississippi too?
When I was seven years of age I used to go to school,
And when it came to spelling I was awful as a rule;
I couldn't spell a single word when "S"s were concerned,
I've tried to overcome my lisp and success came in return.
Now that word "Mississippi" was awful hard to spell
But now I will convince you that I can spell it well:
That used to be so hard to spell;
It used to make me cry,
But since I've studied spelling, It's just like pumpkin pie:
A lot of words would puzzle me - "bananas" was no cinch,
"Sas-a-pa-ril-a," that was hard, 'though I'd spell it in a pinch;
But words like "Cincinnati", "psychological" and such,
Gee, when it came to spelling those, I surely was in Dutch.
I can't spell "Cinderella," and "sausages," that's tough,
But I can spell "Mississippi", and believe me, that's enough.
Bert Hanlon and Benny Ryan 1916
19 Oct 2011
Okay, so now I need to post the lyrics to this one. Despite Jemimah's spelling problems, she has no worries with Mississippi. Only problem is that she - and I - need to sing the song first!!