Fire Work Night
Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark,
The guns are shooting in the dark!
Little guns and big ones too,
What shall I do?
Mistress, Master, hear me yelp,
I'm out-of-doors, I want your help.
Let me in-oh, LET ME IN
Before those fireworks begin
To shoot again-I can't bear that;
My tail is down, my ears are flat,
I'm trembling here outside the door,
Oh, don't you love me anymore?
I think I'll die with fright
Unless you let me in to-night.
(Shall we let him in, children?)
Ah, now the door is opened wide,
I'm rushing through, I'm safe inside,
The lights are on, it's warm and grand-
Mistress, let me lick your hand
Before I slip behind the couch.
There I'll hide myself and crouch
In safety till the BANGS are done-
Then to my kennel I will run
And guard you safely all the night
Because you understood my fright.
bang (n) – a sudden loud, sharp noise
yelp (v) – a short, sharp cry,especially of pain or alaram
trembling (v) – to shake slightly/ short movements, as from fear
rushing (v) – moving with urgent haste / fast
couch(n) – a type of high bed/ sofa
crouch (v) – adopt a position where the knees are bent and upper body is brought forward and down
kennel (n) – a small shelter for a dog
fright (n) – a sudden intense feeling of fear