Song by Lewis Carroll, written in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Published in 1866, it was a parody of David Bates' famous (at the time) poem Speak Gently, published circa 1849.

Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.

Chorus: Wow! wow! wow!

I speak severely to my boy,
I beat him when he sneezes;
For he can thoroughly enjoy
The pepper when he pleases!

Chorus: Wow! wow! wow!

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