“Come, little birdies, come and speak,
Were you at Granny's house this week?”
“So we were, today, today,
But now we're back, and here we'll stay.”
“Come, little birdies, come and play,
O, Ladushki, Ladushki, just a little game!”
“You clap your hands, and call your name,
Because now we're back, and here we'll stay.”
“What did you have to eat, to eat?”
“A bowl of porridge and a plate of meat.”
“What did you have to drink, to drink?”
“A pot of tea and a mug of milk.
The porridge was good, and the milk was too,
And Granny was nice, and so were you.
We ate and we drank our fill, and then
Went flying home to Baby again.
On her head we perched, and sang a song —
Tweet-tweet-tweet! — all the morning long.”