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Dame Trot And Her Cat

Dame Trot and her cat Led a peaceable life, When they were not troubled With other folks’ strife. When Dame had her dinner, Pussy would wait, And was sure to receive A nice piece from her plate….[Continue]

A Strange Old Woman

There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet, And yet this old woman could never be quiet….[Continue]

The Old Man

There was an old man In a velvet coat, He kissed a maid And gave her a groat. The groat it was crack’d And would not go,– Ah, old man, do you serve me so?…[Continue]

Old Grimes

Old Grimes is dead, that good old man, We ne’er shall see him more; He used to wear a long brown coat All buttoned down before….[Continue]

Robin Redbreast

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree, Up went Pussy-Cat, down went he, Down came Pussy-Cat, away Robin ran, Says little Robin Redbreast: “Catch me if you can!” Little Robin Redbreast jumped upon a spade, Pussy-Cat jumped after him, and …[Continue]

Ride Away, Ride Away

Ride away, ride away, Johnny shall ride, And he shall have pussy-cat Tied to one side; And he shall have little dog Tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride To see his grandmother….[Continue]

Jackie, Come Give Me Your Fiddle

“Jackie, come give me your fiddle. If ever you mean to thrive.” “Nay, I’ll not give my fiddle To any man alive.” “If I should give my fiddle, They’ll think that I’ve gone mad, For many a joyful day My …[Continue]

Trip Upon Trenchers

Trip upon trenchers, And dance upon dishes, My mother sent me for some barm, some barm. She bid me go lightly, And come again quickly, For fear the young men should do me some harm. Yet didn’t you see, Yet …[Continue]

Jack Sprat

Jack Sprat could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean, And so betwixt the two of them They licked the platter clean…[Continue]

Old Man With A Nose

There was an Old Man with a nose, Who said, “If you choose to suppose That my nose is too long, you are certainly wrong!” That remarkable Man with a nose. Edward Lear…[Continue]