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AN ALPHABET OF OLD FRIENDS.
A A carrion crow sat on an oak,
Watching a tailor shape his cloak.
"Wife, bring me my old bent bow,
That I may shoot yon carrion crow."
The tailor he shot and missed his mark,
And shot his own sow quite through the heart.
"Wife, wife, bring brandy in a spoon,
For our old sow is in a swoon."
B Ba, ba, black sheep, One for my master,
Have you any wool ? One for my dame,
Yes, marry, have I, But none for the little boy
Three bags full. That cries in the lane.
C Hen. Cock, cock, I have la-a-ayed!
Cock. Hen, hen, that's well sa-a-ayed!
Hen. Although I have to go bare-footed every day-a-ay!
Cock. (Con spirito) Sell your eggs and buy shoes!
Sell your eggs and buy shoes!
D Dickery, dickery, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
Down the mouse ran,
Dickery, dickery, dock.
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2 An A.,4 habet of Old Friends.
E Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess,
They all went together to seek a bird's nest
They found a bird's nest with five eggs in;
They all took one, and left four in.
F Father, father, I've come to confess.
0, yes, dear daughter, what have you done ?
G Gang and hear the owl yell,
Sit and see the swallow flee,
See the foal before its mither's e'e,
'Twill be a thriving year wi' thee.
H Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree-top;
When the wind blows the cradle will rock;
When the wind ceases the cradle will fall,
And down will come baby and cradle and all.
II had a little husband I bridled him, and saddled him,
No bigger than my thumb; And sent him out of town.
I put him in a pint pot, I gave him a pair of garters,
And there I bade him drum. To tie up his little hose,
I bought a little horse And a little silk handkerchief,
That galloped up and down; To wipe his little nose.
JJack Sprat would eat no fat,
His wife would eat no lean;
Was not that a pretty trick
To make the platter clean?
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3 An Alkhabet of Old Friends.
K King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three
Every fiddler had a fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he:
Twee, tweedle dee, tweedle dee, went the fiddlers.
Oh, there's none so rare
As can compare
With King Cole and his fiddlers three!
Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them.
Let them alone and they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind them, &c.
M Mistress Mary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells,
And cockle shells,
And cowslips all of a-row.
N Needles and pins, needles and pins,
When a man marries his trouble begins.
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An Alphabet of Old Friends. 4
O Once I saw a little bird, And was going to the window,
Come hop, hop, hop; To say, How do you do ?"
So I cried, Little bird, When he shook his little tail,
Will you stop, stop, stop ?" And far away he flew.
P Pease-pudding hot, pease-pudding cold;
Pease-pudding in the pot, nine days old.
Q Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.
R Ride a-cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see an old woman get up on her horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells at her toes,
And so she makes music wherever she goes.
S Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
"Let me taste your ware!"
T Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy came to my house.
Taffy was a thief, And stole a marrow-bone.
Taffy came to my house,
And stole a leg of beef. I went to Taffy's house,
Taffy was in bed;
I went to Taffy's house, I took the marrow-bone,
Taffy was not at home; And broke Taffy's head.
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An Alfkabet of Old Friends.
Up hill and down dale,
Butter is made in every vale;
And if Nancy Cock
Is a good girl,
She shall have a spouse,
And make butter anon,
Before her old grandmother
Grows a young man.
Valentine, Oh, Valentine,
Curl your locks as I do mine;
Two before and two behind;
Good-morrow to you, Valentine.
" Where are you going, my pretty maid ?"
I'm going a milking, sir," she said.
May I go with you, my pretty maid ?"
"You're kindly welcome, sir," she said.
"What is your father, my pretty maid ?"
My father's a farmer, sir," she said.
"Say will you marry me, my pretty maid ?"
"Yes, if you please, kind sir," she said.
"What is your fortune, my pretty maid ?"
My face is my fortune, sir," she said.
Then, I won't marry you, my pretty maid!"
"Nobody asked you, sir," she said.
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An Alhitabet of Old Friends. 6
X Cross X patch, Take a cup
Draw the latch, And drink it up,
Sit by the fire and spin : Then call the neighbours in.
Y You know that Monday is Sunday's brother;
Tuesday is such another;
Wednesday you must go to church and pray;
Thursday is half-holiday;
On Friday it is too late to begin to spin,
And Saturday is half-holiday again.
Z ZODIAC FOR THE NURSERY.
The ram, the bull, the heavenly twins.
And next the crab, the lion shines,
The virgin and the scales,
The scorpion, archer, and the goat,
The man who holds the watering-pot,
And fish with glittering scales.
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