Selected Riley Child-Rhymes cover

Selected Riley Child-Rhymes

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

1. 01 – Little Orphant Annie
2. 02 -The Raggedy Man
3. 03 – Curly Locks
4. 04 – The Bumblebee
5. 05 – The Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me
6. 06 – The Runaway Boy
7. 07 – The Little Coat
8. 08 – The Nine Little Goblins
9. 09 – Grandfather Squeers
10. 10 – A Life Lesson

(*) Your listen progress will be continuously saved. Just bookmark and come back to this page and continue where you left off.

Summary

Riley was an American writer known as the “Hoosier poet”, and made a start writing newspaper verse in Hoosier dialect for the Indianapolis Journal in 1875. His favorite authors were Burns and Dickens. This collection of poems is a romanticized and mostly boy-centered paean to a 19th century rural American owning-class childhood. I’ve included the pieces I did because they’re the ones I most enjoyed when I read a copy of the collection handed down from my great-grandfather.