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Group Title: Three little kittens
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Title: Little songs
Series Title: Mrs. Follen's twilight stories
Uniform Title: Three little kittens
Physical Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Follen, Eliza Lee Cabot, 1787-1860
Mason, Walter George, 1820-1866 ( Engraver )
Whittemore, Niles, & Hall ( Publisher )
A. Whittemore & Co ( Publisher )
Geo. C. Rand & Avery ( Printer )
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Publisher: Whittemore, Niles and Hall
A. Whittemore & Co.
Place of Publication: Boston
Milwaukie
Manufacturer: George C. Rand & Avery
Publication Date: 1856
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General Note: Illustrations signed by W.G. Mason.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy: some illustrations are "painted by J.M.H. (Julia M. Hooper) aged eight years"; p. 94.
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General Note: Includes "The three little kittens (a cat's tale, with additions)" (p. 91-93).
Statement of Responsibility: by Mrs. Follen ; illustrated with above fifty pictures.
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NMS. FOLLIN'S TWILIGHT STORIES.


1.- TRUE STORIES ABOUT DOGS AND CATS.
2.- ADE-UP STORIES.
3.- THE PEDLER OF DUST STICKS.
4.- THE OLD GARRET. PART L
5.-THE OLD GARRET. PART IL
6.- THE OLD GARRET. PART M1I.
7.- TRAVELLERS' STORIES.
8.- WHAT THE ANIMALS DO AND SAY.
9.- MAY MORNING AND NEW YEAR'S EVE
10. CONSCIENCE.
11.- PICCOLISSIMA
12. LITTLE SONGS.







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PREFACE


TO THBE RST AMERICAN EDITION.





IT has been my object, in writing the foil

Little Songs for Little Boys and Girls, to end

to catch something of that good-humored pleaJ

that musical nonsense, which makes Mother GI

attractive to children of all ages.
The little folks must decide whether the

entertaining. To them I present my little

with the earnest hope that it will receive t

probation. If children love to lisp my

while parents find no fault in them, I ask no'

praise.

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IN the present edition of the "Nursery Songs,"
which has been carefully revised, the original name
given by its parent and best friends is restored.
Two captivating little songs, by some unknown
hand, appended to the English edition, are retained;
and two or three from the first American edition,
omitted in the English, are restored.
I will hope that the little folks will welcome the
little book in its new dress, and make much of it;
for it was at first made, and is now adorned with
pictures, on purpose to please them.
EuzA LEE FOLLEN.
BEooaLNE, MABC 22, 1856.
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CONTENTS.


TUNE.
ANNIE'S GARDEN, albrooke,
THE NEW MOON,
LULLABY,. Vesper Hymn,
STOP! STOP! PRETTY VATER, Buy a Broom,
MY LrTTLE DOLL ROSE, .
BUTTERFLIES ARE PRETTY, The White Coc
OLD NURSEY, Kitty Clovcr,
THE SNx Is up, Bonny Boat,
WALTER AND HIS DOG, .
IT IS A PLEASANT DAY, The Schoolmast
THE GOOD MOOLLY Cow, .
NOTHING BUT BA-A,
JAMES AND HIS MOTHER, .
MASTER JOHNNY RIDING,
0, LOOK AT THIE MooN, Buy a Broom,
SONG FOR A COMPANY OF CHILDREN,
THE DoG AND CAT, THE DUCK AND RAT,


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TRUSTY LEARNING A B C,
DO YOV GUESS IT IS I ?
FIDDLEDEDEE, .
THE STARS AND THE BABIES,
KITTY IN THE BASKET,
THE FARM YARD,
FROLIC IN THE SNOW, .
SWING SWONGo,
WORK AND PLAY, .
LITTLE MARY, .
IT CAN'T BE SO,
WHEN EVENING IS
RINGELY RINGELY, .
CHARLIE BOY,
THE BABY'S BIRTHDAY,
THE PooR MAN, .
DING DONG DrNG DoNG !


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THE LITTLE BOY'S MAY DAY SONG,
THE LITTLE Boy's GOOD NIGHT,

THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS. (.
COCKS AND HENS, ,


SCat's Tale.,


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ANNIE'S GARDEN.


IN little Annie's garden
Grew all sorts of posies;
There were pinks, and mignonette,
And tulips, and roses.
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10 LITTLE SONGS.

Sweet peas, and morning glories,
A bed of violets blue,
And marigolds, and asters,
In Annie's garden grew.

There the bees went for honey,
And the humming-birds too;
* And there the pretty butterflies
And the lady-birds flew.

And there among her flowers,
Every bright and pleasant day,
In her own pretty garden
Little Annie went to play.





















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THE NEW MOON.

DEAR mother, how pretty
The moon looks to-night!
She was never so cunning before;
(1)






12 LITTLE SONGS,

Her two little horns
Are so sharp and so bright,
I hope she'll not grow any more.

If I were up there
With you and my friends,
I'd rock in it nicely you see;
I'd sit in the middle
And hold by both ends;
O, what a bright cradle wouldd be I

I would call to the stars
To keep out of the way,
Lest we should rock over their toes,
And there I would rock
Till the dawn of the day,
And see where the pretty moon goes






THE NEW MOON. 13

And there we would stay
In the beautiful skies,
And through the bright clouds we would roam;
We would see the sun set,
And see the sun rise,
And on the next rainbow come home.











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LULLABY.

SLEEP, my baby, sleep, my boy;
Rest your little weary head;
'Tis your mother rocks her baby
In his little cradle bed.

Lullaby, sweet lullaby!
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LULLABY. 15

All the little birds are sleeping,
Every one has gone to rest,
And my precious one is resting
In his pretty cradle nest.

Lullaby, sweet lullaby I


Sleep, 0, sleep, my darling boy;
Wake to-morrow fresh and strong;
'Tis your mother sits beside you,
Singing you a cradle song.

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MT LITTLE DOLL BOSE.

I HAVE a little doll;
I take care of her clothes;
-She has soft flaxen hair;
And her name it is Rose.
(18)






MY LITTLE DOLL ROSE. 19

She has pretty blue eyes,
And a very small nose,
Ad a cunning little mouth;
My little Rose.


WMr 1my doll may repose,
i: ::i:up like a lady;
.-My knowing little Rose.

S"y doll can move her arms,
A.nd stand upon her toes;
Or make a pretty courtesy,
My funny little Rose.

How old your dolly 1'
Very young I suppose,
Por he cannot go aloie,
My precious little Rose.







20 LITTLE SONGS.

Indeed I cannot tell,
In poetry or prose,
How beautiful she is,
My darling little Rosa








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BUTTERFLIES ARt PRETTY THINGS.

BUTTERFLIES are pretty things,
Prettier than you or I;
See the colors on his wings;
Wh would hurt a butterfly 1
(21)






22 LITTLE SONGS.

"Softly, softly, girls and boys;
He'll come near us by and by;
Here he is, don't make a noise;-
We'll not hurt you, butterfly."

Not to hurt a living thing,
Let all little children try;
See, again he's on the wing;
Good by! pretty butterfly!





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OLD NURSE,

O, HERE is papa,
With Edward and Jane,
Come to see good old Nursey,
Who lives in the lane.
(23)






24 LITTLE SONGS.

She's the best of all Nurseys,
And Edward and Jane
Love dearly good Nursey,
Who lives in the lane.

Here's the hen and her chickens,"
Says Edward to Jane,
And here's Nursey's pussy,
That lives in the lane."

Nurse gave a good hug
To Edward and Jane,
And told them a story
As long as the lane.

They said, Good by Nursey."
She said Come again
To see poor old Nursey,
Who lives in the lane"
























THE SUN IS UP.

THE sun is up, the sun is up,
Sing merrily we, the sun is up.
The birds they sing,
Upon the wing,
Hey nony nony no.
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THE SUN IS UP. 27

The sun is up, the sun is up,
Sing merrily we, the sun is up.

Then, sleepy heads,
All leave your beds!
Hey nony nony no.
For every thing
Doth sweetly sing
Hey troli-loli lo.
The sun is up, the sun is up,
Sing merrily we, the sun is up.

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WALTER AND HIS DOG.

THERE was a little boy,
And he had a piece of bread,
And he put his little cap
On his head, head, head.
(28)






WALTER AND HIS DOG. 29

Upon his hobby horse
Then he went to take a ride,
With his pretty Spaniel Flash
By his side, side, side.

Little Walter was his name,
And he said to little Flash,
" Let us gallop round the house,
With a dash, dash, dash."

So he laid down his bread
In a snug little place,
And away Walter went
For a race, race, race.

But Flash had a plan,
In his little roguish head,
Of taking to himself
Walter's bread, bread, bread.






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So he watched for a moment
When Walter did not look,
And the nice piece of bread
Slyly took, took, took.

When Walter saw the rogue,
He cried, 0, naughty Flash;"
And he showed his little whip
With a lash, lash, lash.

But Flash looked so good-natured,
With his tail curled up behind,
That his aunty said to Walter,
"Never mind, mind, mind.

"Flash is nothing but a puppy;
So, Walter, do not worry ;
If he knew that he'd done wrong,
He'd be sorry, sorry, sorry;






WALTER AND HIS DOG. 31

And don't be angry, Walter,
That Flash has had a treat;
Iere's another piece of bread
You may eat, eat, eat."

So Walter ate his bread,
And then to Flash. he cried,
" Come, you saucy little dog,
Let us ride, ride, ride."


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IT IS A PLEASANT DAY.

COME, my children, come away,
For the sun shines bright to-day;
Little children, come with me,
Birds and brooks and posies see;
Get your hats and come away,
For it is a pleasant day.
(82)






IT IS A PLEASANT DAY. 33

Every thing is laughing, singing.
All the pretty flowers are springing.
See the kitten, full of fun,
Sporting in the pleasant sun.
Children too may sport and play,
For it is a pleasant day.

Bring the hoop, and bring the ball;
Come with happy faces all;
Let us make a merry ring,
Talk, and laugh, and dance, and sing;
Quickly, quickly, come away,
For it is a pleasant day.
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THE GOOD MOOLLY COW.

CoME! supper is ready;
Come! boys and girls, now,
For here is fresh milk
From the good moolly cow.
(34)






THE GOOD MOOLLY COW. 35

Have done with your fife,
And your row de dow dow,
And taste this sweet milk
From the good moolly cow.

Whoever is fretting -
Must clear up his brow,
Or he'll have no milk
From the good moolly cow.

And here is Miss Pussy;
She means by mee-ow,
Give me too some milk
From the good moolly cow.

When children are hungry,
O, who can tell how
They love the fresh milk
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36 LITTLE SONGS.

So, when you meet moolly,
Just say, with a bow,
"Thank you for your milk,
Mrs. Good Moolly Cow."






























NOTHING BUT BA-A.


LITTLE Fanny and Lucy,

One sunshiny day,

Went to walk in the meadow

And have some play.


They said to a sheep,

Pray how's your mamma? "

But the lazy sheep answered

Them nothing but "ba-a! "
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JAMES AND HIS MOTHER
JAMES and his mother
They loved one another,
And they went to walk one day;
And as they were walking,
And laughing and talking,
They saw some boys at play.
(38)






JAMES AND HIS MOTHER. 39

"Let me go; let me run;
Let me see all the fun!"
Said little James then to his mother;
"Hear them laugh, hear them shout,
See them tumbling about,
And jumping one over the other.

"Pray let me go too,
O dear mother, do! "
And Jemmie ran off to the boys;
He kicked, and he thumped,
He laughed and he jumped,
He shouted and made a great noise.

But James was so small
That he soon got a fall,
And tumbled down into a hole;
He was not much hurt,
But covered with dirt -
There Jemmie lay rubbing his poll.





LITLrE SONGS.


His mother soon ran
To her dear little man,
Holding out to him both of her hands;
And now on the ground,
All safe and all sound,
By the side of his mother he stands.

Never mind," said his mother ;
And they kissed one another;
" Never mind, though you cut such a figure;
For Jemmie shall play
With the boys some day,
When he has grown older and bigger."


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MASTER JOHNNY GOING TO RIDE.

WHY, here's Master Johnny;
He's taking a ride
On good Mrs. Donkey,
With her colt by her side.

Go softly, Ma'am Donkey,
And 'be sure not to trip;
And Johnny, you monkey,
Take care of your whip.
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O, LOOK AT THE MOON.

0, LOOK at the moon I
She is shining up there;
0 mother, she looks
Like a lamp in the air.
(42)






0, LOOK AT THE MOON. 43

Last week she was smaller,
And shaped like a bow;
But now she's grown bigger,
And round as an 0.

Pretty moon, pretty moon,
How you shine on the door,
And make it all bright
On my nursery floor!

You shine on my playthings,
And show me their place,
And I love to look up
At your pretty bright face.

And there is a star
Close by you, and may be
That small twinkling star
Is your little baby.























SONG FOR A COMPANY OF CHILDREN.

CHILDREN go
To and fro,
In a merry, pretty row,
Footsteps light,
Faces bright;
'Tis a happy sight.
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SONG FOR A COMPANY OF CHILDREN.

Swiftly turning round and round,
Never look upon the ground,
Follow me,
Full of glee,
Singing merrily.

Birds are free;
So are we;
And we live as happily.
Work we do,
Study too,
For we learn "twice two;"
Then we laugh, and dance, and sing,
Gay as larks upon the wing;
Follow me,
Full of glee,
Singing merrily.


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46 LITTLE SONGS.

Work is done,
Play's begun;
Now we have our laugh and fun;
Happy days,
Pretty plays,
And no naughty ways.
Holding'fast each other's hand,
We're a little happy band;
Follow me,
Full of glee,
Singing merrily.


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DOG AND THE CAT,
DUCK AND THE* RAT.


ONCE on a time in rainy weather,
A dog and a cat,
A duck and a rat,
All met in a barn together.
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48 LITTLE SONGS.

The dog he barked,
The duck she quarked,
The cat she humped up her back;
The rat he squeaked,
And off he sneaked
Straight into a nice large crack.

The little dog said, (and he looked very wise,)
"I think, Mrs. Puss,
You make a great fuss,
With your back and your great green eyes.
And you, Madam Duck,
You waddle and cluck,
Till it gives one the fidgets to hear you.
You had better run off
To the old pig's trough,
Where none but the pigs, ma'am, are near
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DOG, CAT, DUCK, AND RAT. 49

The duck was good-natured, and she ran
away;
But old pussy cat
With her back up sat,
And said she intended to stay;
And she showed him her paws,
With her long, sharp claws.
So the dog was afraid to come near;
For puss, if she pleases,
When a little dog teases,
Can give him a box on the ear.


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For I've come to teach yo..,
Your A B C.
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TRUSTY LEARNING A B C. 51

" I will show you the way
Mother reads it to me;
She looks very sober,
And says, A B C.

"Tom says you can't learnt;
But father says, he
Saw a little dog once
That knew AB C.
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" So, good Trusty, attend;
Let us show them that we
Can learn, if we please,
Our AB C."

To what little Frank said
Trusty seemed to agree.
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DO YOU GUESS IT IS I?


I.

I AM a little thing;
I am not very high;
I laugh, dance and sing,
And sometimes I cry.
(52)






DO YOU GUESS IT IS It 53

II.

I have a little head
All covered o'er with hair,
And I hear what is said
With my two ears there.

IIi.

On my two feet I walk;
I run too witf ease;
With my little tongue I talk
Just as much as I please.

IV.

I have ten fingers too,
And just so many toes;
Two eyes to see through,
And but one little nose.





54 LITTLE SONGS.

V.

I've a mouth full of teeth,
Where my bread and milk go in;
And close by, underneath,
Is my little round chin.

VI.

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Not very, very high,
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FIDDLEDEDEE.

FIDDLEDEE diddledee dido,
A poor little boy he cried, 0;
He cried, for what ?
0, I've forgot;
Perhaps you had better ask Fido.

Eiddledee diddledee dido,
The dog ran off to hide, 0;
He'll bark and squeak,
But never speak -
There's no use in asking Fido.
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THE STARS AND THE BABIES.

THEN the stars go to sleep,
The babies awake,
And they prattle and sparkle all day;
Then the stars light their lamps,
And their playtime they take,
While the babies are sleeping away.
(56)






THE STARS AND THE BABIES. 5'

So good night, little baby,
And shut up your eyes;
Let the stars now have their turn at play;
They soon will begin
To shoot through the skies,
And dance in the bright milky way.

No, no, my dear nurse,
I cannot go to sleep;
Since you've put the thought into my head,
Let us have with the stars
One game at bo-peep;
Then good night, and a kiss, and to bed.

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KITTY IN THE BASKET.

"WHERE is my little basket gone "
Said Charlie boy one day;
" I guess some little boy or girl
Has taken it away.
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KITTY IN THE BASKET. 59

"And Kitty too, I can't find her;
O, dear! what shall I do ?
I wish I could my basket find,
And little Kitty too.

" I'll go to mother's room and look;
Perhaps she may be there,
For Kitty loves to take a nap
In mother's easy chair.

S0 mother! mother! come and look !
See what i little heap I
My Kitty's in the basket here,-
All cuddled down to sleep."

He took the basket carefully,
And brought it in a minute,
And showed it to his mother dear,
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THE FARM YARD.


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birds are singing,
bell is ringing,
pigs are squeaking,
barn door creaking,
brook is babbling,
geese are gabbling
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62 LITTLE SONGS.

The sheep are ba-inAg,
The boys haha-ring,
The swallows twittering,
The girls are tittering,
Father is calling,
The cook is bawling;
I'm nigh crazy with the noise.

Nabby is churning,
The grindstone's turning,
John is sawing,
Charles hurrahing,
Old Dobson's preaching,
The peacock's screeching;
Who can live in such a noise I






















FROLIC IN THE SNOW.

" SEE the snow! see the snow!
Hear the winter wind blow;
Make the fire burn bright;
Shut the doors up tight;
Let it storm, let it storm;
My Willy shall be warm."
(63)






64 LITTLE SONGS.

"Dear mother, let me go
And frolic in the snow;
'Tis so soft and so light,
So beautiful and white,
'Twill not hurt me I know;
Let me go, let me go.

"I don't mind the cold;
I am three years old:
Look at little Rover;
He is powdered all over:
Let me go, let me go,
And frolic in the snow.

SI can do what Rover can;
I am your little man;
Let it storm, let it storm ;
I don't want to be warm;
Dear mother, let me go,
And frolic in the snow."










SWING SWONG.


SWING swong,
Here we go;
Sing a song,
Hurrah ho!

Swing swong,
Here we go;
Hold in strong,
Hurrah ho!

Swing swong,
Here we go;
Fly along,
Hurrah ho!
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LITTLE MARY.

LiTTL Mary was good;
The weather was fair;
She went with her mother
To taste the fresh air.

The birds they were singing;
Mary chatted away;
And she was as happy
And merry as they.
(68)













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IT CAN'T BE SO.

A BOY once went the world around,
Till he a golden castle found;
Then laughed the boy,
Then thought the boy,
"O, were that golden castle mine,
How brightly then my house would shine!"
O, no! O, no! O, no!
My little boy, it can't be so.
(69)


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70 LTELE SONGS.

Again he went the world around,
Till he a flying pony found;
Then laughed the boy,
Then thought the boy,
O, were that flying pony mine,
Then I should be a horseman fine."
O, no! O, no O, no !
My little boy, it can't be so.


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WHEN EVENING IS COME.

WHEN evening is come,
And father's at home,
Mother says that we may
Have a go-to-bed play.
A book he will bring us,
A song he will sing us,
(71)
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72 LITTLE SONGS.

A story he'll tell us,
He'll make believe sell us.
And we will cut papers,
And all sorts of capers,
And laugh, dance, and play,
And- frolic away,
When evening is come,
And father's at home.
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RINGELY RINGELY.

RINGELY ringely dah-re-roon,
My baby has slept till almost noon,
Ringely ringely dah-re-roon,
My baby shall have his breakfast soon.
(73)






474 LITTLE SONGS.

Ringely ringely dah-re-roon,
Here is his milk and here is his spoon,
Ringely ringely dah-re-roon,
He'll be a month older when comes next
moon.
























CHARLIE


BOY.


O, LOOK at my hat;
How nicely it suits!


0, look at
I've got


my


feet


on new boots!


Hurrah! for Charlie boy.
(75)


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76 LITTLE SONGS.

My boots they are stiff,
My boots they are tall,
And they hold me up straight,
So I cannot fall.

Hurrah! for Charlie boy.

I'll do mother's errands
As well as I can;
I've got on new boots,
And so I'm a man.

Hurrah! for Charlie boy.


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THE BABY'S BIRTHDAY.


COME, Charles, blow the trumpet,
And George, beat the drum,
For this is the baby's birthday!
Little Annie shall sing,
And Jemmy shall dance,
And father the jews-harp will, play.
Rad-er-er too tan-da-ro te
Rad-er-er tad-or-er tan do re.
(77)


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78 LITTLE SONGS.

Come toss up the ball,
And spin the hum top;
We'll have a grand frolic to-day;
Let's make some soap bubbles,
And blow them up high,
And see what the baby will say.
Rad-er-er too tan-da-ro te
Rad-er-er tad-or-er tan do re.

We'll play the grand Mufti;
Let's all make a ring;
The tallest the Mufti shall play;
You must look in his face,
And see what he does,
And mind what the Mufti shall say.
Rad-er-er too tan-da-ro te
Rad-er-er tad-or-er tan do re.






THE BABY'S BIRTH DAY. 79

And now we'll play soldiers;
All hold up your heads!
Don't you know 'tis the baby's birthday t
You must turn out your toes,
And toss your feet high;
There I this, boys and girls, is the way.
Rad-er-er too tan-da-ro te
Rad-er-er tad-or-er tan do re.


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THE POOR MAN.

THE poor man is old,
He is hungry and cold,
Let us give him some bread to eat;
Let him come to the fire,
Let us build it up higher,
Let us give the poor man a warm seat.
(801






THE POOR MAN. 81

The poor man is weak;
How pale is his cheek!
Perhaps he has met with some sorrow;
Let us give him a bed,
Where his poor weary head
May rest, and feel better to-morrow.



























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DING DONGI DING DONGI

DING dong! ding dong!
I'll sing you a song;
'Tis about a little bird;
(82)






DING DONG! DING DONG! 83

He sat upon a tree,
And he sang to me,
And I never spoke a word.

Ding dong! ding dong
I'll sing you a song;
'Tis about a little mouse;
He looked very cunning,
As I saw him running
About my father's house.

Ding dong I ding dong!
I'll sing you a song
About my little Kitty;
She's speckled all over,
And I know you'll love her,
For she is very pretty.





84 LITLE SONGS.

Ding dong! ding dong!
I have sung my song;
Now give me a little kiss;
I'll sing you another,
Some time or other,
That is prettier than this.






















THE LITTLE BOY'S MAY DAY SONG.



" THE flowers are blooming every where,
On every hill and dell;
And 0, how beautiful they are!
How fresh and sweet they smell!
(86)





86 LITTLE SONGS.

"The little brooks, they dance along,
And look so free and gay,
I love to hear their pleasant song;
I feel as glad as they.

"The young lambs bleat and frisk about,
The bees hum round their hive,
The butterflies are coming out;
'Tis good to be alive.

"The trees, that looked so stiff and gray,
With green wreaths now are hung;
O mother, let me laugh and play;
I cannot hold my tongue.

"See yonder bird spread out his wings,
And mount the clear blue skies,
And mark how merrily he sings,
As far away he flies."






THE LITTLE BOY'S MAY DY SONG. 87

"Go forth, my child, and laugh and play,
And let your cheerful voice
With birds, and brooks, and merry May,
Cry loud, Rejoice rejoice!

" I would not check your bounding mirth,
My little, happy boy;
For He who made this blooming earth
Smiles on an infant's joy."










THE LITTLE BOY'S GOOD NIGHT.


I.

THE sun is hidden from our sight,
The birds are sleeping sound;
'Tis time to say to all Good night,"
And give a kiss all round.

IT.

Good night, my father, mother dear;
Now kiss your little son;
Good night, my friends both far and near,
Good night to every one.
(88)





LITTLE SONGS.

III.

Good night, ye merry, merry birds;
Sleep well till morning light;
I wish I understood, your words;
Perhaps you sing, Good night.

IV.

To all my pretty flowers, good night;
You blossom while I sleep,
And all the stars that shine so bright
With you their watches keep.


V.


Good night, Miss Puss; mind
And tell it to your kittens:
tWhlen you with little children
Put on your softest mittens.


what I say,

play,


89





90 THE LITTLE BOY'S GOOD NIGHT.

VI.

Come here, my little Fido, too;
You always do what's right;
I wish I was as good as you;
My doggie dear, good night.

VII.

The moon is lighting up the skies
The stars are sparkling there;
'Tis time to shut our weary eyes,
And say an evening prayer.






















THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS.
(A Ca's Tale, with Additions.)

THREE little kittens lost their mittens;,
And they began to cry,
0 mother dear,
We very much fear
That we have lost our mittens.
(91)





92 LITTLE SONGS.

F0st ur mittens I
gou naugetg Ittt ns!
U4en ot sfall 4 abe n& pit.
AMee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
r, IfoU Sball t btaIt no lit.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.

The three little kittens found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
0 mother dear,
See here, see here;
See, we have found our mittens.
Juet alr uoe ndttfms,
gJo sillg kittens,
anb soU nai talbt same pit.
Purr-r, purr-r, purr-r,
O, let us have the pie,
Purr-r, purr-r, purr-r.





THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS. 93

The three little kittens put on their mittens,
And soon ate up the pie;
0 mother dear,
We greatly fear
That we have sold our mittens.
Sailt ganr mittes I
grua natgts ktittns !
Then they began to sigh,
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
Then they began to sigh,
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.

The three little kittens washed their mittens,
And hung them out to dry;
0 mother dear,
Do not you hear,
That we have washed our mittens?





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LITTLE SONGS.


Wastsrb our mttes I
, pr'n gub kitttns.
Nut | smtll a rat dlost b1:
5us 1ust! met-lon, met-lot.
We smell a rat close by,
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.





















COCKS AND

(To imitate the call


(58)
HENS.,

of the fowlas.)


Hen. CocK, cock, cock, cock,
I've laid an egg;
Am I to gang ba-are-foot I


Cock.


Hen, hen, hen, hen,
I've been up and down,
(9B)






LITTLE


SONGS.


To every shop in


town,


And cannot find a shoe
To fit your foot,
If I'd crow my he~-art out.


[To be


said very quickly, except the last two words in


each verse, which are to be screamed out.]


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