It Got Here Yesterday And I Missed It

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23055 – 1085

Here’s the haps:

Spring is sprung
The grass is riz
I wonder where them boidies is?
They claim, I hoid,
The Boid is on the wing
But that’s absoid
I know the wing is on the boid.

That poem was listed in several places as the Bronx anthem to Spring or the Bronx National Anthem. Another version I found goes:

Spring has sprung;
The grass has ris.
I wonder where
The birdie is?

There he is
In the sky.
He dropped some
Whitewash in my eye!

I am no sissy;
I won't cry.
I'm just glad
The cows can't fly!

I didn’t research it too thoroughly, however. I was reminded that it’s Spring by friend-to-this-blog, A. J. McGregor, and wanted to wish everyone a pleasant season.

I also want to find something that The Google cannot seem to turn up. When I was in Tenth Grade English class we practiced a play on the real stage so we could understand how stage directions worked. It was about some hillbillies celebrating spring. I don’t remember the name of the play and of course I don’t have the mimeographed copy but I just wish I could find it or at least a little bit about it, anyway. I only know the first three lines, which were mine:

Spring am sprung
The time aire here
The skunks aire out…

To which the other characters exclaimed, “The skunks aire out?”

That’s all that I can remember is just that much but I think that’s what bothers me. Oh well. As I’ve taken to saying, “If that’s the biggest problem I have in life, or even the biggest problem I have today, I think I’m probably doing pretty good.”


  1. The second version of your Bronx anthem to spring is the one I remember being used around here years ago. Haven’t heard it in a long time though. Happy Spring!😃😺

  2. My mind goes to the title/lyric of an old jazz song from the 30s: “Sent for you yesterday and here you come today.” But that’s OK, I’ll celebrate spring whenever you care to bring up the topic.

  3. One of my favorite places to visit is H for Haps with Herb. I can always “like” the posts but am frequently bounced from commenting, so I keep adding to my comment each day until one sneaks through that Nonce guy.

    • I try to keep the site’s cache cleared but that is the only real suggestion that seems to have had any effect on the problem at all because at least the comments come through sometimes. You and a couple of other random people are the only ones who seem to have the problem and it seems to me to be completely random. I am sorry about it, though.

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