Mother has gone to the mountains,
Sister has gone to the sea;
Father works on in the office
For mother and sister and me.
I’m to stay six weeks at grandpa’s,
Far from the town and the noise;
Here I have oceans of pleasure
With Uncle John’s two little boys.
Last night I heard grandpa complaining,
He said with a pitiful sigh
That he couldn’t help envying father;
Since then I’ve been wondering why.