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Kings and Queens

The King Of France

The King of France went up the hill, With twenty thousand men; The King of France came down the hill, And ne’er went up again.

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King Kokem

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King Kokem lay snoozing upon his brass bed— Oh, play an old tune on your fiddle! With shoes on his feet, and a crown on his head— Oh, tune up your rusty old fiddle! He dreamed of a land where the lions were tame, Where they fried their lamb-chops on a griddle, Where they called […]

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Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more, On the King’s kitchen door, All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men, Couldn’t drive Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more, Off the King’s kitchen door.

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Rock-A-Bye, Baby

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Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green; Father’s a nobleman, mother’s a queen; And Betty’s a lady, and wears a gold ring; And Johnny’s a drummer, and drums for the king.

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Crown The King With Carrot Tops

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Crown the king with carrot tops, Dress him in sateen, Give him lots of licorice drops, With suckers in between. For he’s a king with lots of power And awful, awful fierce, He kills a pirate every hour And washes in his tears. He rides a charger ten feet high, A dashing, dappled gray; Has […]

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Happy Thought

The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings. Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Army Of The Queen

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O the Army of the Queen, The Army of the Queen, Some are dressed in turkey-red And some are dressed in green; A colonel and a captain, A corporal in between, Their guns are filled with powder And their swords are bright and keen; So toot your little trumpet For the Army of the Queen. […]

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Good King Arthur

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When good King Arthur ruled this land, He was a goodly king; He stole three pecks of barley-meal, To make a bag-pudding. A bag-pudding the king did make, And stuffed it well with plums; And in it put great lumps of fat, As big as my two thumbs. The king and queen did eat thereof, […]

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The Holly Tree

Highty, tighty, paradighty clothed in green, The king could not read it, no more could the queen; They sent for a wise man out of the East, Who said it had horns, but was not a beast!

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The Tarts

The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer’s day; The Knave of Hearts, He stole the tarts, And took them clean away. The King of Hearts Called for the tarts, And beat the Knave full sore; The Knave of Hearts Brought back the tarts, And vowed he’d steal no more.

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Pussy-Cat And Queen

“Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, Where have you been?” “I’ve been to London To look at the Queen.” “Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, What did you there?” “I frightened a little mouse Under the chair.”

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Little Girl And Queen

“Little girl, little girl, where have you been?” “Gathering roses to give to the Queen.” “Little girl, little girl, what gave she you?” “She gave me a diamond as big as my shoe.”

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Hector Protector

Hector Protector was dressed all in green; Hector Protector was sent to the Queen. The Queen did not like him, No more did the King; So Hector Protector was sent back again.

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Sing A Song Of Sixpence

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Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, They all began to sing. Now, wasn’t that a dainty dish To set before the King? The King was in his countinghouse, Counting out his money; The Queen was in the parlor […]

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The Queen Of Hearts

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The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts All on a summer’s day. The Knave of Hearts, He stole the tarts And took them clean away. The King of Hearts, Called for the tarts And beat the Knave full sore. The Knave of Hearts, Brought back the tarts And vowed he’d steal no more.

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Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly, dilly, Lavender’s green; When I am king, dilly, dilly, You shall be queen. Call up your men, dilly, dilly, Set them to work, Some to the plough, dilly, dilly, Some to the cart. Some to make hay, dilly, dilly, Some to thresh corn, While you and I, dilly, dilly, Keep ourselves warm.

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