When all the days are hot and long
And robin bird has ceased his song,
I go swimming every day
And have the finest kind of play.
I've learned to dive and I can float
As easily as does a boat;
I splash and plunge and laugh and shout
Till Daddy tells me to come out.
It's much too soon; I'd like to cry
For I can see the ducks go by,
And Daddy Duck--how I love him--
He lets his children swim and swim!
I feel that I would be in luck
If I could only be a duck!