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One Thing at a Time - Irish Children's Songs - Ireland - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Written by M. A. Stodart.


Here's the full poem:

Work while you work, play while you play;
This is the way to be cheerful and gay.
All that you do, do with your might;
Things done by halves are never done right.

One thing each time, and that done well,
Is a very good rule, as many can tell.
Moments are useless, if trifled away;
So work while you work, play while you play.



Read by Tina.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This poem can be found in "The Teacher's Manual" (1876), by Thomas, Urry Young, Dublin, Ireland.