Billy awakened early with a plan
Out of his dark den he popped and ran
To a burrow where a tree trunk stood.
“Tilly, wake up now as you should
Today folks watch shadows that we cast
They want to know if Winter at last is past.”
Tho Billy gladly did his groundhog duty
He was really thinking of Tilly’s beauty.
Tilly peeped out, saw snow all round
“But it’s far more toasty underground.”
“I’ll keep you warm, don’t fear the cold
Come with me, Tilly, please be bold.
I saw fresh green grasses in a dream
We’ll nibble them down by the stream.
Under clouds or in warm sunshine
I want you for my Valentine.
If Spring has come or if it’s late
Let’s you and I make us a date.
Oh, what fun we’ll have together,
Love’s more important than the weather!”