This poem is about trying to get a doodlebug to come out of his hole. It's in an old dialect from Indiana and in the voice of a child. It was written by James Whitcomb Riley.

The Doodle-Bug's Charm - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916) was born and died in Indiana.


You can find some Doodlebug Rhymes & Charms here (they really are used to lure out doodlebugs from their holes.)



Read by Lisa Yannucci.