Good morning, merry Sunshine, how did you wake so soon?
You’ve scared the little stars away and shone away the moon.
I watched you go to bed last night, before I stopped my play…
How did you get way over there, and, pray, where did you stay?
I never go to sleep, my dear, I just go ’round to see
My little children of the East, who rise to watch for me.
I wake all the birds and bees, and flowers on my way…
Then last of all, the little child who stayed out late to play.
By Unknown Author