Nursery songs

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Nursery songs
Ward, Lock and Company, ltd ( Publisher )
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128, [8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Nursery rhymes -- 1886 ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry -- 1886 ( lcsh )
Publishers' catalogues -- 1886 ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1886 ( local )
Bldn -- 1886
Nursery rhymes ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Publishers' catalogues ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations ( local )
poetry ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London
Target Audience:
juvenile ( marctarget )


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Date of publication from inscription.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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illustrated with coloured and other engravings.

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The cat's in the cupboard and
I she can't see.

CARRION crow sat upon an
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de
ri do,
Watching a tailor cutting out his
Sing high ho! the carrion crow,
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do.
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iNursery Songs.

Wife, wife! bring me my bow,
Fol do rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do,
That I may shoot yon carrion crow;
Sing high ho! the carrion crow,
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do.
The tailor he shot and miss'd his mark,
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do;
And shot his own pig quite through
the heart;
Sing high ho! the carrion crow,
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do.
Wife, wife! bring me brandy in a
Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do,
For our old pig has fall'n down in a
Sing high ho! the carrion crow,
. Fol de rol, de rol, de rol, de ri do.

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Nursery Songs.

CAT came singing out of a barn,
With a pair of bag-pipes under
her arm;
S She could sing nothing but
fiddle de dee,
The mouse has married the humble bee.

DILLAR a dollar,
-A ten o'clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon ?
SYou used to come at ten o'clock,
But now you come at noon.

DUCK and a drake,
A nice barley-cake,
With a penny to pay the old
A hop and a scotch,
Is another notch,
Slitherum, slatherum, take her.
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LITTLE old man and I fell out;
'i % How shall we bring this matter
Bring it about as well as you can,
Get you gone you little old man!

LITTLE boy and a little girl
lived in an alley.
Said the little boy to the little
girl, Shall I ? oh shall I?
Said the little girl to the little boy,
What will you do ?
Said the little boy to the little girl, I
will kiss you.

SLONG-TAIL'D pig, or a short-
tail'd pig,
Or a pig without a tail ?
A sow-pig, or a boar pig,
Or a pig with a curly tail ?
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SNursery Songs.

MAN of words and not of deeds
Is like a garden full of weeds;
__ And when the weeds begin to
It's like a garden full of snow;
And when the snow begins to fall,
It's like a bird upon the wall;
And when the bird away does fly,
It's like an eagle in the sky;
And when the sky begins to roar,
It's like a lion at the door;
And when the door begins to crack,
It's like a stick across your back;
And when your back begins to smart,
It's like a penknife in your heart;
And when your heart begins to bleed,
You're dead, and dead, and dead, in-

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Nursery Songs.

.- PIE sate on a pear tree,
: I_ A pie sate on a pear tree,
A pie sate on a pear tree,
Heigh 0! high 0! high !
Once so merrily hopp'd she,
Twice so merrily hopp'd she,
Thrice so merrily hopp'd she,
Heigh 0g h igh 0he i 0!eigh 0!

SSWARM of Bees in May
CL: Is worth a load of hay;
SA swarm of bees in June
SIs worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.

,i S I was going to sell my eggs,
SI met a man with bandy legs,
,I7' Bandy legs and crooked toes,
SI tipp'd up his heels, and he
i fell on his nose.

Nursery Songs.

S I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Every wife had a sack,
Every sack had a cat,
Every cat had a kit;
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St.
Ives ?

gS Iwas going up Pippin-hill,
Pippin-hill was dirty,
There I met a pretty miss,
And she dropped me a curtsey.
Little miss, pretty miss!
Blessings light upon you!
If I had half-a-crown a day,
I'd spend it all upon you.

Nursery Songs.

T the siege of Belle-isle
I was there all the while,
All the while, all the while,
At the siege of Belle-isle,
I was there all the while,
At the siege of Belle-isle.

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AH, bah, black sheep,
Have you any wool ?
Yes, marry, have I,
Three bags full:
One for my master,
And one for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.

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Nursery Soings.

SLESS you, bless you, bonnie bee:
e 'f Say, when will your wedding be?
-" -If it be to-morrow day,
Take your wings and fly away.

ONNIE lass! bonnie lass! wilt
thou be mine ?
Thou shalt neither wash dishes
nor serve the swine,
But sit on a cushion and sew up a
And thou shalt have strawberries,
sugar, and cream.

YE, baby bunting,
Father's gone a hunting,
; To get a little rabbit skin
To wrap the baby bunting in.
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YE, 0 my baby!
When I was a lady,
SOh then my poor babe didn't
cry !
But my baby is weeping,
For want of good keeping,
Oh, I fear my poor baby will die!

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Nursery Songs.

AN you make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and
Without any seam or needle
work ?
And you shall be a true lover
S of mine.
Can you wash it in yonder well,
Parsley, etc.
Where never sprung water, nor
rain ever fell?
And you, etc.
Can you dry it on yonder thorn,
Parsley, etc.
Which never bore blossom since
Adam was born ?
And you, etc.
Now you have ask'd me questions three,
Parsley, etc.
I hope you'll answer as many for me,
And you, etc.
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Nursery Songs.

Can you find me an acre of land,
Parsley, etc.
Between the salt water and the sea
sand ?
And you, etc.

Can you plough it with a ram's horn,
Parsley, etc.
And sow it all over with one pepper-
corn ?
And you, etc.
Can you reap it with a sickle of leather,
Parsley, etc.
And bind itup with a peacock's feather ?
And you, etc.

When you have done and finished your
Parsley, etc.
Then come to me for your cambric
And you, etc.

Nursery Songs.

:, LAP hands all together,
Clap hands away,
This is the way we clap our
Upon a holiday.

OCK a doodle doo
".' My dame has lost her shoe;
Master's broke his fiddling stick,
And don't know what to do.
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OLD and raw the north wind
doth blow,
p Bleak in the morning early;
SAll the hills are cover'd with
And winter's now come fairly.
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Nursery Songs.

S OME, let's to bed," says Sleepy-
S "Let's stay awhile," says
"Put on the pot," says Greedy-
"We'll sup before we go."

ROSS patch, draw the latch,
Sit by the fire and spin;
Take a cup, and drink it up,
Then call your neighbours in.

IUSHY cow bonny, let down thy
SAmd I will give thee a gown of
S silk:
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If thou wilt let down thy milk to me.

Nursery Songs.

AFFY-down-dilly has come up
to town,
In a yellow petticoat, and a
o- green gown.

ANCE, little baby, dance up high,
Never mind, baby, mother is
Crow and caper, caper and crow,
There, little baby, there you
Up to the ceiling, down to the
Backwards and forwards,
round and round;
Dance, little baby, and mother
will sing,
With the merry coral, ding, ding,
L ding!

Nursery Songs. {

; B ANCE, Thumbkin, dance,
'- [HMove the t, imb up and down.
SDance, ye merrymen, every one:
[. Then all the fingers.
For Thumbkin he can dance
[Moove the thumb only.
Thumbkin he can dance alone.
Dance, Foreman, dance,
[ Move the first finger.
Dance, ye merrymen, every one;
[Move all the fingers.
But Foreman, he can dance alone,
Foreman, he can dance alone.
Dance, Middleman, dance, etc.
Dance, Ringman, dance, etc.
Dance, Longman, dance, etc.

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Nursery Songs.

ANCE to your daddy,
My bonny leddy,
Dance to your ninny
My sweet lamb;
You'se get a fishy
In a little dishy,
S And a whirligiggy,
And a pretty hand.

ANTY baby diddy,
What can mammy do wid'e,
But sit in a lap,
And give ye some pap ?
Danty baby diddy.


Nursery Songs.

in ID you not hear of Betty
.l. Pringle's pig ?
It was not very little nor yet
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The pig sat down upon a
high hill,
And there poor piggy he made his will.

Betty Pringle came to see this pretty
That was not very little nor yet very
This little piggy it lay down and died,
And Betty Pringle sat down and cried.

Then Johnny Pringle buried this very
pretty pig,
That was not very little nor yet very
So here's an end of the song of all three,
Johnny Pringle, Betty Pringle, and
little Piggy.
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Al//// '.a Songs.

IDDLE, diddle, dumpling, my
. i. ,j son John
Went to bed with his waiste-an.t
One shoe off, the oth or shoe on,
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my
son John.

ING, dong, bell,
Pussy's in the wiull!
*& Who put her in 2--
Little Johnny Green.
Who pulled her out ?-
Little Johnny Stout.
t What a naughty boy was that
To drown his poor gaIid-iunai-
my's ret,
SWhich never did him aniv lmhm,
But killed the mice in his if. ,ir' s

S/Nursery Songzs.

-,; INGTY, diddledy, my mammy's
,':: .She stole oranges, I am afraid,
Some in her pocket, some in her
She stole oranges, I do believe.

YE winker, [smooth the eyebrows.
Nose dropper, [stroke the nose.
Mouth eater,
[press the lips together.
Chin chopper, [shake the chin.
Chin chopper.

:,, OUR and twenty tailors
"- -.. Went to kill a snail,
The best man among them
SDurst not touch her tail.

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Nursery Songs.

She put out her horns
Like a little Kyloe cow:
Run, tailors, run,
Or she'll kill you all e'en now.

AY go up and gay go down,
$4 Toring thebells of London town.
-' Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.
Bull's eyes and targets,
Say the bells of St. Marg'ret's.
Brickbats and tiles,
Say the bells of St. Giles'.
Halfpence and farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.
Pancakes and fritters,
Say the bells of St. Peter's.
Two sticks and an apple,
Say the bells at Whitechapel.

Nursery Songs.

Pokers and tongs,
Say the bells at St. John's.
Kettles and pans,
Say the bells at St. Ann's.
Old Father Baldpate,
Say the slow bells at Aldgate.
You owe me ten shillings,
Say the bells at St. Helen's.
6 When will you pay me ?
Say the bells at Old Bailey.
When I grow rich,
Say the bells at Shoreditch.
Pray when will that be ?
Say the bells at Stepney.
I do not know,
Says the great bell at Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off
your head. i

VNursery Songs.

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S]IRLS and boys, come out to play,
The moon is shining bright as
dc ay;
Leave your supper and leave
your sleep,
And come with your playfellows into
the street;
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Nursery Songs.

Come with a whoop, and come with a
Come with a good will, or come not at
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A halfpenny roll will serve us all:
You find milk and I'll find flour,
And we'll have a pudding in half an

.% OOSEY goosey gander,
SWhere shall I wander ?
Up stairs, down stairs,
-,. In my lady's chamber;
S There I met an old man
That would not say his
I took him by the left leg,
And threw him down stairs.

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Nursery Songs.

Sj.-O to bed, Tom!
Go to bed, Tom!
Good or naughty,
Go to bed, Tom!

REAT A, little A, bouncing B!
The cat's in the cupboard, and
she can't see.

E.1 ANDY-SPANDY, Jack-a-
"I Dandy
Loves plum-cake and sugar-
He bought some at a grocer's
SAnd pleased, away went, hop, hop, hop.

I Nursery Songs.

A-ARK! hark! the dogs do bark,
Beggars are coming to town,
~-.. Some in jags, and some in rags,
S And some in velvet gowns.

3',,ERE am I, jumping Joan;
,l When nobody's with me
k,, I'm always alone.

1. ERE comes a lusty wooer,
'. Mly a dildin, my a daldin:
...'i" Here comes a lusty wooer,
Lily bright and shine a'.
Pray, who do you woo,
My a dildin, my a daldin ?
Pray, who do you woo,
Lily bright and shine a' ?
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For your fairest daughter,
My a dildin, my a daldin;
For your fairest daughter,
Lily bright and shine a'.
Then there she is for you,
My a dildin, my a daldin;
Then there she is for you,
Lily bright and shine a'.

ERE we go up, up, up,
And here we go down, down,
And here we go backwards and
And here we go round, round, round.

ERE stands a fist,
Who set it there ?
A better man than you,
( Touch him if you dare.

ViNursery Songs.

I ii EY diddle diddle,
-- The cat and the fiddle,
i ;. -: The cow jump'd over the moon;
The little dog laugh'd
To see such craft,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

SIEY my kitten, my kitten,
And hey my kitten, my deary,
Such a sweet pet as this
Was neither far nor nearly.

i: i'-ICCORY, diccory, dock,
- The mouse ran up the clock;
;,' The clock struck one,
S The mouse ran down,
Hiccory, diccory, dock.

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Nursery Songs.

'IriIGH diddle doubt, my candle's
r--..S out,
-' And my little dame is not at
So saddle my hog, and bridle
my dog,
And fetch my little dame home.

OW many days has my baby to
play ?
Saturday, Sunday, Monday,
1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

OW manymilesis it to Babylon?
S]i Threescore miles and ten.
;- .. Can I get there by candle-light?
Yes, and back again.
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N Nursery Songs.

TUMPTY Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great
fall. [more,
Threescore men, and threescore
Cannot place Humpty Dumpty
as he was before.

iUSH-a-bye, baby,
Daddy is near,
Mammy's a lady,
And that's very clear.

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SNursery Songs.

USH-a-bye, babby, lie still with
thy daddy,
Thy mammy is gone to the
To get some wheat, to make
some meat,
So pray, my dear babby, lie still.

UTSH-a-bye, baby, on the tree
When the wind blows, the cradle
-' will rock.
When the bough breaks, the
cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, bough, cradle
and all.


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Nursery Songs.

; F I was a man as I am,
"'i. And you were the stump of a
Why here I could have you,
And there I could have you,
And where could you have me ?

fi',F all the world was apple-pie,
And all the sea was ink,
QIT And all the trees were bread and
~ cheese,
What should we do for drink ?

I;. : HAD a little husband, no bigger
than my thumb,
I put him in a pint pot, and
there I bid him drum,
I bought him a little handker-
chief to wipe his little nose,
And a pair of little garters to tie his
little hose.

HAD a little pony,
His name was Dapple Grey,
SI lent him to a lady,
To ride a mile away.
She whipp'd him, she lash'd him,
She rode him through the mire;
I would not lend my pony now
For all the lady's hire.

'LL sing you a song,
It's not very long:
The woodcock and the sparrow,
The little dog has burnt his tail,
And he shall be hang'd to-

Nursery So/ngs.

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NOBLE horse, a dapple grey,
Will bear his master far away.
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,, HAD a little wife, the prettiest
ever seen.
-';' She wash'd all the dishes and
kept the house clean;
She went to the mill to fetch me some
She brought it home safe in less than
an hour,
She baked me my bread, she brew'd
me my ale,
She sat by the fire and told a fine tale.

About Jack a Nory,
And now my story's begun;
SI'll tell you another,
About Jack and his brother;
And now my story's done.
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Nursery Songs.

I,.- N fir tar is,
S In oak none is.
; -- In mud eel is,
In clay none is.

(S John Smith within ?
Yes that he is.
SCan he set a shoe ?
Ay, marry, two.
Here a nail, there a nail,
Tick, tack, too.
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I ACK and Jill
SWent up the hill
I- To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down,
And crack'd his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

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Nursery Songs.

I ACKY, come give me thy fiddle,
If ever thou mean to thrive.
SNay; I'll not give my fiddle
To any man alive.
If I should give my fiddle,
They'll think that I'm gone mad;
For many a joyful day
My fiddle and I have had.

> ACK Sprat would eat no fat.
His wife would eat no lean,
S Now was not this a pretty trick
J To make the platter clean.

/i-OE Dobson was an Englishman
1 '(A In days of Robin Hood,
S A country farmer eke was he
In forest of Sherwood.

/Nursery Songs.

Joe Dobson said unto his dame,
"I vow that I could do
More household work in any day,
Than you could do in two."
She quick replied, I do declare
Your words you shall fulfil,
To-morrow you my place shall take,
I'll do the plough or mill."
Next morning came, they sallied forth,
Each sure of doing well;
She with a whip, he with a pail,
The rest I soon will tell.
To milk the cow Joe Dobson went,
His business to begin;
She toss'd the pail, and kick'd his leg,
The blood ran down his shin.
To boil the pot next Dobson went,
The fire he had forgot,
He ran with chips and burnt his head,
Oh! grievous was his lot.

Nursery Songs.

He found the dough his wife had set
The household bread to make,
But stooping down to knead it well,
His back did sorely ache.
Joe Dobson then sat down to reel
The yarn his rib had spun,
But puzzled and perplex'd was he,
He swore it was no fun.
And now he tried to wash the clothes,
But sore against his will;
The water scalded both his hands,
Bad luck pursued him still.
He went to hang the clothes to dry,
It was a lovely day,
But oh! alas! a magpie came
And stole his wig away.
Poor Joe looked up with doleful face,
It was his Sunday wig,
The magpie flew with rapid flight,
And left it on a twig,

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lNursery Songs.

Now loud the hens and turkeys
The ducks and geese loud quack'd;
Enraged for food, which Joe forgot,
He was by all attacked.
Across the yard in haste he ran
The little pigs to feed,
The old sow tripp'd him in the mud,
In spite of all his heed.
Quite out of heart, and sorely vex'd,
In piteous case was he, [back,
While from her work his wife came
As blythe as blythe could be.
Now Mrs. Dobson, tidy soul,
Soon set all neat and right,
Prepared the meat, and drew the ale,
They bravely fared that night.
And as they at their supper sat,
Joe sullenly confess'd,
He was convinced that wives could do
The household business best.
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Nursery Songs.

SADY-bird, Lady-bird,
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire,
Your children will burn.

ET us go to the wood, says
this pig;
2. What to do there ? says
that pig;
3. To look for my mother,
says this pig;
4. What to do with her?
says that pig;
5. To kiss her to death, says
this pig.
Note. This is said to each finger.

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SNursery Songs.

1 ITTLE Bo-peep has lost her
sheep, ['em;
And cannot tell where to find
Leave them alone, and they'll
come home,
And bring their tails behind 'em.
Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heardthembleating;
When she awoke, she found it a joke,
For they were still all fleeting.
Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made
her heart bleed,
For they'd left their tails behind
It happened one day, as Bo-peep did
Unto a meadow hard by: [stray,
There she espied their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.
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Nursery Songs.

ITTLE boy blue, come blow me
your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow, the
cow's in the corn;
Where is the little boy tending
the sheep ?
Under the haycock fast asleep.

IITTLE Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
SEating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I! "


SNursery Sonzgs.

Si, ITTLE Jack Jingle,
," He used to live single:
i But when he got tired of this
kind of life,
S He left off being single, and
lived with his wife.

:. ITTLE Jenny Wren fell sick
Supon a time,
.' WWhen in came Robin Redbreast
and brought her sops and wine.
"Eat, Jenny, drink, Jenny, all
shall be thine! "
"Thank you, Robin, kindly, you shall
be mine."
Then Jenny Wren got better, and
stood upon her feet,
And said to Robin Redbreast, "I love
S thee not a bit."

ANursery Songs.

Then Robin he grew angry, and jump'd
upon a twig,
"Hoot upon thee fie upon thee you
bold Fizgig "

,, -ITTLE Miss Muffet
',' She sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey;
There came little spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

ITTLE Nan Etticoat
In a white petticoat
And a red nose;
2. The longer she stands,
The shorter she grows.

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SAiNursery Songs.

ITTLE Robin Redbreast sat
upon a tree,
SUp went Pussy-cat, and down
I went he;
SDown came Pussy-cat, and away
Robin ran:
Says little Robin Redbreast, Catch
me if you can.
Little Robin Redbreast jump'd upon
a wall,
Pussy-cat jump'd after him, and almost
got a fall,
Little Robin chirp'd and sang, and
what did Pussy say ? (
Pussy-cat said Mew," and Robin
hopp'd away.

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ITTLE Tom Tucker
Sings for his supper:
What shall he eat ?
White bread and butter.
o How shall we cut it
Without e'er a knife ?
S How will he be married
Without e'er a wife ?

ONDON Bridge is broken down,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
London Bridge is broken do
With a gay lady.
How shall we build it-'p again ?
Dance o'er myLa~dyLee;
How shall we hild it'up again ?
With a y lady./'
Build i p ith silver and gold,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Build it up with silver and gold,
With a gay lady.

Nursery Songs.

Silver and gold will be stole away,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Silver and gold will be stole away,
With a gay lady.
Build it up again with iron and steel,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Build it up with iron and steel,
With a gay lady.
Iron and steel will bend and break,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Iron and steel will bend and break,
With a gay lady.
Build it up with wood and clay,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Build it up with wood and clay,
With a gay lady.
Wood and clay will wash away,
Dance over my Lady Lee;
Wood and clay will wash away,
With a gay lady.

Nursery Sonigss.

Build it up with stone so strong,
Dance o'er my Lady Lee;
Huzza! 'twill last for ages long,
With a gay lady.

, ,,- ,ONG legs, crooked thighs,
SLittle head and no eyes.
What's that ?

f4ARY, Mary,
Quite contrary,
H. ow does your garden grow ?
Silver bells,
And cockle-shells,
And pretty maids all of a row.
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00K at the rainbow, how
bright and gay
It shines now the storm has
rpss'd away.
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EEDLES and pins, needles and
When a man marries his trouble

LD King Cole
Was a merry old soul,
SAnd 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, he 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 !

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LD mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
STo give her poor dog a bone;
But when she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

She went to the baker's
S^ To buy him some bread,
,,,, And when she came back
The poor dog was dead.

She went to the joiner's
To buy him a coffin,
And when she came back
The poor dog was laughing.

S, She took a clean dish
S To get him some tripe,
I} And when she came back
j, .- He was smoking his pipe.
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She went to the ale-house
To get him some beer,
And when she came back
The dog sat in a chair. I I,
She went to the tavern
For white wine and red,
And when she came back -
The dog stood on his head. '-I
She went to the hatter's
To buy him a hat,
And when she came back
He was feeding the cat.
She went to the barber's
To buy him a wig,
And when she came back
He was dancing a jig.
She went to the fruiterer's
To buy him some fruit,
And when she came back
He was playing the flute.

Nursery Songs.

She went to the tailor's
STo buy him a coat,
And when she came back
He was riding a goat.
She went to the cobbler's
To buy him some shoes,
And when she came back
He was reading the news.

She went to the sempstress
To buy him some linen,
SAnd when she came back
The dog was spinning.
She went to the hosier's
To buy him some hose,
And when she came back
He was dress'd in his clothes.
The dame made a curtsey,
The dog made a bow;
The dame said, "Your servant,"
The dog said, Bow, wow."

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NE, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, shut the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight;
Nine, ten, a good fat hen;
Eleven, twelve, who will delve ?
Thirteen, fourteen, maids a courting;
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in thle kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen, maids a waiting;
Nineteen, twenty, I'm very empty;
Please, Mamma, give me some dinner.

NE, two, three, four, five,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
I caught a hare alive;
SSix, seven, eight, nine, ten,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
And let it go again.

Nursery Songs.

NE misty moisty morning,
When cloudy was the weather,
There I met an old man
Clothed all in leather;
Clothed all in leather,
With cap under his chin,
How do you do, and how do you do,
And how do you do again;

SNE-ERY, two-ery,
I Ziccary zan;
Hollow bone, crack a stone,
S Ninery, ten:
Hink, spink, the puddings sink,
The fat begins to fry,
Nobody at home, but jumping Joan,
Father, mother, and I.
Stick, stock, stone dead,
Blind man can't see,
Every knave will have a slave,
You or I must be HE.

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SNursery Songs.

AT a cake, pat a cake, baker's
So I will, master, as fast as I

Pat it, and prick it, and mark it
with B,.
And toss it in the oven for Baby and
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Nzursery Songs.

Pease-pudding cold,
Pease-pudding in the pot,
SNine days old.
SSome like it hot,
Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot,
Nine days old.

RAY remember
SThe fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot;
- I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.


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? USSY-CAT, Pussy-cat, where
have you been ? [Queen.
I've been to London to see the
SPussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you
there ? [chair.
I frightened a little mouse under the

AIN, rain,
Go away,
Come again
Another day;
Little Johnny
Wants to play.

LONE on a chair
A little boy sat
For he had torn
His nice new hat,
And so was punish'd
For doing that.

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)ii 1,

IDE a cock-horse to Banbury-
S._ Cross, [black horse,
_-- -- o n

To see an old woman ride on a
With rings on her fingers and
bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she
g.^ -',,'--"-' ----O--- ---Ol--WO1 ---l----l -on a

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SOBERT Barnes, fellow fine,
t. Can you shoe this horse of mine ?
Yes, good sir, that I can,
As well as any other man;
There's a nail, and there's a prod,
And now, good sir, your horse is shod.

OBIN and Richard were two
pretty men;
They lay a-bed till the clock
struck ten;
Then up starts Robin and looks
at the sky,-
- ( Oh! oh! brother Richard, the sun's
very high,
You go before with bottle and bag,
And I'll follow after on little Jack
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Nursery Songs.

I^.OBIN HOOD, Robin Hood,
IF\ Is in the forest wood!
"- Little John, Little John,
He to the town is gone.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
Is telling of his beads,
All in the green wood,
Among. the grassy weeds.
Little John, Little John,
If he comes no more,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
He will fret full sore!

'OBIN the Bobbin, the big-bellied
He ate more meat than four-
score men;
He ate a cow, he ate a calf,
He ate a butcher and a half;

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He ate a church, he ate a steeple,
He ate the priest and all the people!
A cow and a calf,
An ox and a half,
A church and a steeple,
And all the good people,
And yet he complained that he'd not
had enough.

SOCK-A-BYE, baby, upon the
tree top,
SWhen the wind blows, the cradle
will rock;
When the bough breaks the
cradle will fall,
Down will come cradle and baby and

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.: OCK-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.

SQ. EE-SAW, Jack-a-daw,
: Johnny shall have a new master;
Johnny shall have but a penny
a day,
Because he can't work anyfaster.

SE 'E-SAW, Margery Daw
SSold her bed, and lay upon
straw ;
Was not she a naughty thing,
STo sell her bed and lie on the ground ?
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Nursery Songs.

XEE-SAW, sacaradown,
Which is the way to London
town ?
One foot up, the other foot down,
That is the way to London town.

HOE the horse, shoe the colt,
Shoe the wild mare;
Here a nail, there a nail,
Yet she goes bare.

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SNursery Songs.

ING! sing what shall I sing ?
The cat's run away with the
pudding-bag string.

ING a song of sixpence, a pocket
full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds
baked in a pie.
When the pie was open'd the
birds began to sing,
And was not that a dainty dish to set
before the king ?
The king was in the parlour, counting
out his money;
The queen was in the pantry, eating
bread and honey;
The maid was in the garden, hanging
out the clothes;
There came a little blackbird and
peck'd off her nose.

SNursery Songs.

NAIL snail! come out of your
SOr else I'll beat you as black as
S a coal.

WING! swong! the days are
The woodcock and the sparrow;
The little dog has burnt his tail,
And he shall be hang'd to-
To-morrow, to-morrow.

( AFFY was a Welshman,
Taffy was a thief,
Taffy came to my house,
S And stole a piece of beef.
I went to Taffy's house,
Taffy wasn't at home,

Nursery Songs.

Taffy came to my house,
And stole a marrow bone.
I went to Taffy's house,
Taffy was in bed,
I took the marrow bone,
And beat about his head.

-\ELL tale, tit!
I Your tongue shall be slit,
I And all the dogs in the town
I Shall have a little bit.

'HE cat sat asleep by the fire,
The mistress snored loud as
a pig,
SJack took up his fiddle byJenny's
And struck up a bit of a jig.

SNursery Songs.

" Ods, bobs," said the dame, jumping
up from her chair,
"Such music, dear Johnny, as that
Compels one to dance;" but John called
out, "Beware,
Or you'll tread on the tail of the cat."
The fiddler's kind warning proved
totally vain,
The happy old lady danced round,
She trod on poor pussy, who squall'd
with the pain,
And tumbled the dameto the ground.
"Why, Goody," cried Gaffer, "you're
rather too big,
Like a baby, to lie sprawling there."
But while he thus joked her, Poll
twitch'd off his wig,
And left his poor noddle quite bare.
Poll flew with the prize quite delighted
While Gaffer most loudly did roar;

Nursery Sozngs.

When quick from the saucepan the
pudding jump'd out,
And danced in the sand on the floor.
The dame began laughing, the parrot
laugh'd too;
The pudding bounced open the door;
The door being open, Poll out of it
And they fear'd they should see her
no more.
Poll flew with her prize to the top of a
Gaffer pelted with dirt and with stones;
When Goody, enraged that the parrot
was free,
Protested she'd break all his bones.
Gaffer went in a rage, and he did not
keep cool,
He said he would go for his gun;
And a host of young urchins, returning
from school,
Hurrah'd at the glorious fun.

/ Nursery Songs.

Poll wickedly into a pond dropped the
By the side of which grew a tall tree;
Gaffer cut a long bough, and fish'd for
his wig; [glee.
The boys danced and shouted with
At last Gaffer managed to hook out
his wig,
Which suspended his desperate rage;
Jack struck up a tune, and they all
danced a jig,
And the parrot flew back to her cage.

HE cuckoo is a bonny bird,
He sings as he flies;
He brings us good tidings,
He tells us no lies.
He sucks little birds' eggs,
To make his voice clear;
And never cries Cuckoo !"
Till the spring time is near.
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Nursery Songs.

HE girl in the lane, that couldn't
speak plain,
Cried gobble, gobble, gobble;
The man on the hill, that
couldn't stand still,
Went hobble, hobble, hobble.

HE lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn
All round about the town.
Some gave them white bread,
Some gave them brown,
Some gave them plumcake,
And sent them out of town.

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Nursery Songs.

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play, [gay.

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HE man in the moon
Came down too soon,
And ask'd his way to Norwich;
He went by the south
And burnt his mouth
With eating cold plum-porridge.

? HE man in the wilderness asked
How many strawberries grew
in the sea?
SI answered him as I thought
As many red herrings as grew
in the wood.

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'' "I HE north wind doth blow,
S[ And we shall have snow,
And what will poor Robin do
-, then ?
Poor thing!
He'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his
Poor thing!

SHE queen of hearts,
She made some tarts,
All on a summer's day;
The knave of hearts
He stole those tarts,
And with them ran awav:
The king of hearts
Call'd for those tarts, i
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SNursery Songs.
And beat the knave full sore;
The knave of hearts
Brought back those tarts,
And said he'd ne'er steal more.
The king of spades
He kiss'd the maids,
Which vex'd the queen full sore;
The queen of spades
She beat those maids,
And turned them out of door.
The knave of spades
Grieved for those jades,
And did for them implore;
The queen so gent
She did relent,
And said she'd strike no more.
The king of clubs
He often drubs
His loving queen and wife;
The queen of clubs
Returns him snubs,
And all is noise and strife:

Nursery Songs.

The knave of clubs
Gives winks and rubs,
And swears he'll take her part;
For when our kings
Will do such things,
They should be made to smart.
The diamond king
I fain would sing,
And likewise his fair queen,
But that the knave,
A haughty slave,
Must needs step in between.
Good diamond king,
With hempen string
This haughty knave destroy,
Then may your queen,
With mind serene,
Your royal love enjoy."

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Nursery Song0s.

HERE was a little boy went into
a barn,
And lay down on some hay;
An owl came out and flew about,
And the little boy ran away.

HERE was a little guinea-pig,
Who being little was not big;
He always walk'd upon his feet,
And never fasted when he ate.
When from a place he ran away,
He never at that place did stay;
And while he ran, as I am told,
He ne'er stood still for young or old.
He often squeak'd, and sometimes
violent, [silent;
And when he squeak'd he ne'er was
Though ne'er instructed by a cat,
He knew a mouse was not a rat.
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Nzsery Soizgs.

One day, as I am certified,
He took a whim and fairly died;
And, as I'm told by men of sense,
He never has been living since.

HERE was a little man,
And he had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of
lead, lead, lead;
He went to the brook
And saw a little duck,
And he shot it through the head, head,
He carried it home
To his old wife Joan,
And bid her a fire for to make, make,
To roast the little duck,
He had shot in the brook,
And he'd go and fetch her the drake,
drake, drake.
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HERE was a little woman, as
I've heard tell,
She went to market her eggs
for to sell;

Nursery Songs.

She went to market,'twas on a market
day, [way.
And she fell asleep on the king's high-
There came a little pedlar, whose name
was Stout,
He cut her petticoats all round about;
He cut her petticoats upabove herknees,
Until her littleknees began for tofreeze.
When the little woman began to awake,
She began to shiver and she began to
Her knees began to freeze, and she be-
gan to cry,
0 dear! 0 mercy on me! this surely
can't be I.
If it be not I, as I suppose it be,
I have a little dog at home, and he
knows me;
If it be I, he will wag his little tail,
But if it be not I, he'll bark and he'll

Nursery Songs.

Up jump'd the little woman, all in the
Up jump'd the dog, and he began to
The dog began to bark, and she began
to cry,
0 dear! 0 mercy on me! I see it is
not I.

HERE was a man of our town,
And he was wondrous wise:
He jump'd into a bramble bush,
And scratch'd out both his
And when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and main,
He jump'd into another bush,
To scratch them in again.


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HERE was a ship, a stately ship,
Set sail upon the main,
And strange and wondrous
things befel
S Ere she returned again.
Her sails were all of satin fine,
Her masts they were all gold;
There were comfits in the cabin,
Barley-sugar in the hold.
There were fourteen little sailors,
All skipping on the deck,
And each were little white mice,
With collars round their neck.
There captain was a noble drake,
With jacket on his back,
Who, as the ship went sailing on,
Sang, Quack, quack, quack.
At length arose a fearful storm
Of wind and hail and rain;
The golden masts were broken,
The sails were torn in twain.

Nursery Songs.

The fourteen little sailors were
All huddled on the decks,
And could not think of any plan
Whereby to save their necks.
The captain he declared that they
Must either drown or swim;
And they wept and pray'd him sorely,
For they'd no help but him.
"Then bestir yourselves," he cried,
And jump upon my back;"
And he landed them all safely,
And sung, Quack, quack, quack.

HERE was an old man,
And he had a calf;
And that's half:
He took him out of the stall,
And put him on the wall;
And that's all.

Nursery Songs.

HERE was an old woman went
up in a basket,
Seventy times as high as the
S What she did there I could not
but ask it,
For in her hand she carried a broom.
Old woman, old woman, old woman,"
said I,
Whither, oh whither, oh whither, so
high ? "
Only to sweep the cobwebs off the sky,
And I shall be back again by-and-by."

HERE was an old woman, and
what do you think ?
She lived upon nothing but
victuals and drink;

Nursery Songs.

Victuals and drink were the chief of
her diet,
And yet this old woman could never
be quiet.

TsI~:HERE was an old woman who
-', lived in a shoe,
': She had so many children she
S didn't know what to do;
;' She gavethem somebroth with-
out any bread,
She whipp'd them all soundly and
sent them to bed.

-HERE was an old woman lived
under a hill,
And if she isn't gone, she lives
There still.

Nursery Songs.

IHERE was an old woman had
three sons,
Jeffery, Jemmy, and John;
Jeffery was hung, and Jemmy
was drown'd,
And Johnny was never more found:
So there was an end of these three sons,
Jeffery, Jemmy, and John.

HERE was a piper who had a
- cow,
But he'd no hay to give her;
So he took his pipes, and played
a tune,
Consider, old cow, consider!
The cow considered very well,
For she gave the piper a penny,
That he might play the tune again,
Of corn rigs are right bonnie!

Nursery Songs.

HERE were two little birds sat
on a stone,
Fal la, la la lal de,
Z One flew away, and then there
was one,
Fal la, la a lal de.
The other flew after, and then there
was none,
Fal la, la la lal de.
So the poor stone was left all alone,
Fal la, la la lal de.

1. HIS is the house that Jack
2. This is the malt
S That lay in the house that
Jack built.
3. This is the rat
That ate the malt [built.
That lay in the house that Jack

Nzirsery Songs.
4. This is the cat
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
Thatlayin the house that Jack built.
5. This is the dog
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That layin the house that Jack built.
6. This is the cow with the crumpled
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
Thatlay in the housethat Jack built.
7. This is the maiden all forlorn
That milk'd the cow with the
crumpled horn,
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,

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That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
8. This is the man all tatter'd and torn,
That kiss'd the maiden all forlorn,
That milk'd the cow with the
crumpled horn,
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house thatJack built.
9. This is the priest all shaven and
shorn, [and torn,
That married the man all tatter'd
That kiss'd the maiden all forlorn,
That milk'd the cow with the
crumpled horn,
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
S That layinthe house that Jack built.

Nursery Songs.

10. This is the cock that crowd in
the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven
and shorn,
That married the man all tatter'd
and torn,
That kiss'd the maiden all forlorn,
That milk'd the cow with the
crumpled horn,
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt [built.
That lay in the house that Jack
11. This is the farmer sowing his corn,
That kept the cock that crowd in
the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven
and shorn,
That married the man all tatter'd
and torn,
That kiss'd the maiden all forlorn,

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That milk'd the cow with the
crumpled horn,
That toss'd the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack

1. -I HIS little pig went to market;
2. This little pig stayed at
% 3. This little pig had a bit
of bread and butter;
4. This little pig had none;
5. This little pig said, "Wee, wee, wee,"
I can't find my way home!
Note.-Addressed to the five toes.

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HREE children sliding on the
Upon a summer's day;
It so fell out, they all fell in,
The rest they ran away.
Now had these children been at home,
Or sliding on dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to one penny,
They had not all been drown'd.
You parents that have children dear,
And eke you that have none;
If you would have them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home.

HREE little dogs were basking
in the cinders;
Three little cats were playing
in the windows;
Three little mice popped out of
a hole,

$ Nuzrsery Songs.

And a piece of cheese they stole.
The three little cats jump'd down in a
And crack'd the bones of the three
little mice.

HREE little mice sat down to
Pussy passed by and she peep'd
:r in;
"What are you at, my little
men ?
Making coats for gentlemen "
"Shall I come in, and cut off your
thread ?"
"No! no! Miss Pussy, you'll bite off
our head."

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c Nursery Songs.

0 market, to market, to buy a
plum bum,
Home again, home again, mar-
ket is done.

OM, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig and away he ran.
The pig was ate, and Tom was
S And Tom ran crying down the

R'IP upon trenchers, and dance
upon dishes,
My mother sent me for some
balm, some balm;
She bid me tread lightly, and
come again quickly,
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For fear the young men should do me
some harm.
Yet didn't you see, yet didn't you see,
What naughty tricks they put upon me;
They broke my pitcher,
And spilt the water,
And huff'd my mother,
And chid her daughter,
And kiss'd my sister instead of me.

WO little blackbirds sat upon a
One named Jack, the other
named Gill;
Fly away, Jack; fly away, Gill;
Come again, Jack; come again, Gill.