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To Market, To Market

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To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, jiggety jig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog, Home again, home again, jiggety jog. To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.

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See Saw Jack

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See-Saw-Jack in the hedge, Which is the way to London Bridge?

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Pirate Story

Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing, Three of us abroad in the basket on the lea. Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring, And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea. Where shall we adventure, to-day that we’re afloat, Shall it be […]

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There was a Young Lady of Dorking, Who bought a large bonnet for walking; But its color and size so bedazzled her eyes, That she very soon went back to Dorking. Edward Lear

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One Foot Up

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One foot up, the other foot down, That’s the way to London town.

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A Race, A Race To Moscow

A race, a race to Moscow, Before the close of day! A race, a race to Moscow, A long, long way! First comes a butterfly a-riding on a frog, Next comes a water rat a-floating on a log; A caterpillar on the fence, a hopper in the hay— Who’ll get to Moscow before the close […]

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Cape Horn

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There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, Who wished he had never been born; So he sat on a Chair till he died of despair, That dolorous Man of Cape Horn. Edward Lear

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Pippen Hill

As I was going up Pippen Hill, Pippen Hill was dirty; There I met a pretty Miss, And she dropped me a curtsy. Little Miss, pretty Miss, Blessings light upon you; If I had half-a-crown a day, I’d spend it all upon you.

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Beela By The Sea

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Catch a floater, catch an eel, Catch a lazy whale, Catch an oyster by the heel And put him in a pail. There’s lots of work for Uncle Ike, Fatty Ford and me All day long and half the night At Beela by the sea.

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All Aboard For Bombay

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All aboard for Bombay, All aboard for Rome! Leave your little sisters And your loving aunts at home. Bring a bit of bailing wire, A pocketful of nails, And half a dozen wiener-wursts For every man that sails. Tell Terry Tagg, when you go by, Be sure to bring his dog. All aboard for Bombay […]

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Down At The Station

Down at the station, Early in the morning, See the little puffer-billies All in a row. See the engine driver Pull his little lever — Puff, puff, peep, peep, Off we go!

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The Man Of Bombay

There was a fat man of Bombay, Who was smoking one sunshiny day; When a bird called a snipe Flew away with his pipe, Which vexed the fat man of Bombay

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The Wind

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The wind came a-whooping, down Cranberry Hill And stole an umbrella from, Mother Medill. It picked up a paper on Patterson’s place And carried it clean to the Rockaby Race. And what was more shocking and awful than that, It blew the new feather off grandmother’s hat.

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Only One was Going to St. Ives.

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?

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I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; […]

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There was an Old Man of Whitehaven, Who danced a quadrille with a Raven; But they said, “It’s absurd to encourage this bird!” So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven. Edward Lear

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