It has been said of Jim, quite often,
Because of his truculent, stubborn determination
Although it causes endless vexation
Of others, he displays a natural born orneriness.
"Why, I do declare," states Jim's Mama in despair
"I don't know where he got it from!
His daddy is so patient and kind,
And never seems to mind
Agreeing to what or how stuff is done.
But not our Jim! He never will agree
To what's proposed, cause when he
Gets somethin' in his mind
Not even dynamite could change his aim,
His mind is as firmly set as the Rock
Of Gibraltar: it couldn't be more firmly fixed,
Than that ornery idea of his.
That's just the way it is,
In that stubborn heart of his.
One thing I know, however,
Is that for the one he chooses to love,
It will be forever!"
That's exactly what she said,
When asked about his turn of mind.
Now ask me and I will say,
"I'm so happy he found me,
And since it's just my Jim and me,
Now he's not by half so ornery.