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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
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Published byDaily Telegraph
Date1992
FormatPhotocopy
Embedded text or transcriptThe Story of Johnny Head-in-Air (From Struwwelpeter) G[ovt] Pol[ic]y As he trudged along to school, It was always Johnny's rule To be looking at the sky And the clouds that floated by; But what just before him lay, In his way, Johnny never thought about; So that everyone cried out - "Look at little Johnny there, Little Johnny Head-in-air!" Running just in Johnny's way, Came a little dog one day; Johnny's eyes were still astray, Up on high, In the sky; And he never heard them cry - "Johnny mind, the dog is nigh!" Bump! Dump! Down they fell with such a thump, Dog and Johnny in a lump!
Once, with head as high as ever, Johnny walked beside the river. Johnny watch'd the swallows trying Which was cleverest at flying. Oh! What fun! Johnny watched the bright round sun, Going in and coming out; This was all he thought about!
So he strode on, only think! To the river's very brink, Where the bank was high and steep, and the water very deep; And the fishes in a row, stared to see him coming so.
One step more Oh! sad to tell! Headlong in poor Johnny fell. And the fishes in dismay, wagg'd their tails and ran away.
There lay Johnny on his face, with his nice red writing-case; But, as they were passing by, two strong men had heard him cry; And, with sticks, these two strong men, Hook'd poor Johnny out again.
Oh! You should have seen him shiver, When they pulled him from the river. He was in a sorry plight! Dripping wet and such a fright! Wet all over, everywhere, Clothes and arms, face and hair: Johnny never will forget, What it is to be so wet
And the fishes, one, two, three, Are come back again you see; Up they came the moment after, to enjoy the fun and laughter.
Each popp'd out his little head, And, to tease poor Johnny, said; "Silly little Johnny, look, You have lost your writing book!"
Person DepictedMajor; John (1943-)
Johnny Head-in-the-air
Implied textBooks: Der Struwwelpeter (1845) by Heinrich Hoffmann
SubjectsConservative Party
government policy
poetry
prime ministers
recession
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