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No.
I.

PAE

HOW

II.

INDUCTION FAR IS IT TO BABYLON? RIDE A COCK HORSE
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III.

SONG

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HUSH-A-BYE, BABY V. LITTLE JACK HORNER VI. LITTLE MISS MUFFET VII. JACK AND JILL
IV.

VIII. IX.

X. XI.

CROSS-PATCH DIRGE THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN

XII.-I

SAW A

SHIP

XIII.-THERE
X1V.-I

XV--SING A SONG FOR SIXPENCE XVI.-DING-DONG-BELL XVII. GRANDPA'S SONG
XVIII.-LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER XIX.-SBE-SAW, MARGERY DAW XX. GREAT A, LITTLE a XXI.-SEE-SAW, SCARADOWN DIDDLE DIDDLB XXII.-HEY,

WAS AN OLD MAN WON'T BE MY FATHER'S JACK
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JACK SPRAT
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XXIV. COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO

XXV. THERE
XXVI.

WAS AN OLD MAN
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SIMPLE SIMON XXVIL TELL-TALE. TIT XXVIII. ONE, TWO. THREE XXIX. OH! MY KITTEN XXX. PATTY-CAKE XXXL THIS LITTLE PIG XXXII.-THERE WAS A MAN XXXIII.-HARK! HARK! XXXIV. BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP XXXV. ROBIN AND RICHARDXXXVI. THERE WERE TWO BLACKBIRDS XXXVII. THE KING OF SPAIN XXXVIII. WE'RE THREE BRETHRENXXXIX. DICKOKY. DICKORY, DOCK XL. I HAD A LITTLE PONY XLL PUSSY CAT. PUSSY CAT ! !

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MILK BELOW L.-OLD MOTHER HUBBARD LI. THE HERALD'S SONG LI I. MISTRESS MARY LIIL NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK LI V. I'LL TELL YOU A STORY

BABY BUNTING XLHI.-BELL HORSES XLIV. SUKY, YOU SHALL MARRY ME XLV. JOHN STOWE S SONG XLVL ALL OF A ROW XLVIL THERE WAS AN OLD WOM\N XLV1II. AS LITTLE JENNY WREN
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1.

INDUCTION.

Here's A, B, and C, D, E, F, and G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, and U, W, X, Y, and Z.

And

Who

here's the child's dad,
is

And knows

sagacious and discerning, this is the fount of learning.

I.

How many
Can

miles to

BABYLON?

Threescore and

ten.

I get there by candle-lig-ht ? Aye, and back again.

II.

Ride a cock-horse

To Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady
Upon a white horse, With ringfs on her fingers And bells on her toes; And she shall have music Wherever she goes.

III.

SONG
ARTHUR

TO BE SUNG HIGH WIND.
o'

ON

A

BOWER

has

broken his band
:

He comes
King
Can't
o*

up the land. Scots with all his power,
roaring-

stop

ARTHUR

o'

THE BOWER.

IV.

When
When
Down

Hush-a-bye, Baby, on the tree-top; the wind blows the cradle will rock

;

the wind ceases the cradle will

fallwill

come Baby, and

cradle,

and

all.

V.
Little

JACK HORNER

Sat

in a corner,

Eating a Christmas Pie. He put in his thumb, And pulHed out a plum, " What a good boy Saying,

am

I

I"

VI.
Little

Miss MurFET
;

Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey There came a big spider

And sat down beside her, And frightened Miss MUFFET away.

VII.

JACK and JILL Went up the hill

To

fetch

a pail of water

;

JACK

fell

down
after.

And broke his crown, And JILL came tumbling
.

Then up JACK got, And home did trot As fast as he could caper; And went to bed To mend his head With vinegar and brown paper.

VIII.

CROSS PATCH, draw
Sit

the latch,

by the fire and spin; Take a cup and drink it up, Then call your neighbours

in.

14

IX.

A DIRGE.
Little
It

BETTY WINKLE, she had a pig was a little pig, not very big; When he was alive he lived in clover, But now he's dead, and that's alfover. JOHNNY WINKLE, he Sat down and cried BETTY WINKLE, she Laid down and died So that was the end Of one, two, and three JOHNNY WINKLE, he, BETTY WINKLE, she, And Piggy-Wiggy.
; ;

X.

There was a little man, And he had a little gun, And his bullets were made

Of

lead, lead, lead.

He

Through

shot JOHN SPRIG the middle of his
it

And knocked
His head,

off

head, head.

16

XL
There was an old

woman

a shoe, She had so many children She knew not what to do. So she gave them some broth
lived
in

Who

Without any bread,

And whipped them all soundly, And sent them to bed.

K

XII.

saw a ship a-sailing-, A-sailing on the sea And,, oh! it was all laden With pretty things for me
I
;

!

18

XIII.

There was an old man, And he had a calf

And

that's half.
stall,

He

took him out of the

And put him on the wall And
that's
all'!

XIV.
I
I

won't be won't be
will

my my

father's JACK, father's JILL,,
I

I

be the fiddler's wife,
will.
little

And have music when
tune, little tune, Prithee, love, play T'other little tune.

T'other T'other

me

XV.
Sing a song of sixpence, Pocket full of rye; Four-and-twenty blackbirds

Baked

the pie was opened, The birds began to sing Wasn't it a dainty dish To set before a King?

When

in a pie.

The King was

in his counting-house, A-counting of his money; in

The Queen was

her parlour,

Eating bread and honey; The maid was in the garden, A-hanging out the clothes Then came a little blackbird, And snapped off her nose; But then came a JENNY WREN, And popped it on again.

XVI.
Ding-dong-bell, Pussy's in the well. put her in?

Who
Who
And

Little

What a naughty boy was that To drown poor pussy-cat,
killed the

JOHNNY GREEN.

never did any harm, mice in his father's

barrr.

XVII.

GRANDPA'S SONG.
Oh
was the press-gang That took my love from me Oh cruel was the little ship That took him out to sea;
!

cruel

;

!

And

the splinter-board his leg Now he is forced to fiddle-scrape^ And I am forced to beg.
cruel

was

That took away

:

XVIII.
Little

TOMMY TUCKER

Sings for his supper. What shall he eat? White bread and butter. How shall he cut it

Without

How

e'er a knife? he be married Without e'er a wife?
will

XIX.
See-saw,

MARGERY DAW,
;

JACKY shall have a new master JACKY must have but a penny a day, Because he can't work any faster.

XX.
Great A,
little

a,

Bouncing B

The cat's in the And she can't

cupboard,. see me.

26

XXI.
Sec-saw, Scaradown,

Which is the way to London Town? One foot up and one foot down That is the way to London Town.

27

XXII.
Hey,
diddle,

diddle

!

The cat and the fiddle The cow jumped over the moon The little dog laugh 'd

;

To

see such craft,

And

the dish ran

away with

the spoon.

28

XXIII.
JACK SPRAT could eat no fat, His wife could eat no lean,

And so
They

betwixt Ithem both, licked the platter clean.

29

XXIV.
Cock-a-doodle-doo My dame has lost her shoe; My master's lost his fiddle stick
!

And knows

not what to do.

XXV.
There was an old In a velvet coat

man

He

kissed a maid,

And gave her a groat; The groat was crack 'd, And would not go 41 Ah. old n*an, would you serve me

so'

3

XXVI.
Simple SIMON met a pieman,

Going to the Fair Said Simple SIMON to the pieman,, " Let me taste your ware."
:

Says the pieman unto SIMON, " First give me a penny." Says Simple SIMON to the pieman, " I have not got any."

Now

Simple SIMON went a-fishing, For to catch a whale But all the water he had got
;

Was

in

his mother's pail.

XXVII.
Tell-tale,
tit,

Your tongue shall be slit, And every dog in the Town
Shall have a
little bit.

33

XXVIII.
One, two, three, Four and five I caught a hare alive;
Six,
let

seven,

eight,

Nine and ten him go again.

34

XXIX.

O

my

And

O my

kitten, a kitten, kitten,

my

deary;
:

And

Such a sweet pap as this, There is not far nor neary There we go up, up, up Here we go down, down, down Here we go backwards and forwards
here

we go round, round, round.

35

XXX.
Patty -cake, patty-cake, Baker's man, Bake me a cake As fast as you can. Prick it an prick it, And mark it with a T,

And put
For*

it in the oven JACKY and me.

XXXI.
This This This This This
little little little

little
little

And

cried

"WEEK

pig pig pig pig pig

went

to market, stayed at home, had roast meat,

had none; went to the barn-door,
!

WEEK

!" for more.

37

XXXII.
There was a

man of Thessaly, And he was wond'rous wise
into a

:

He jumped

quick-set

hedge,

He jumped
And

And scratched out both his eyes. And when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main,
into another hedge, scratched them in again.

XXXIII.

Hark Hark the dogs do bark The beggars are coming to Town Some in rags, and some in jags, And some in velvet gowns.
! !

!

:

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XXXIV.
" Baa baa black sheep, Have you any wool? " "
! !

Yes, marry, have
full;

I,

Three bag's

One for the Master, One for the Dame, And one for the little

Who

boy,

cries in the lane."

40

XXXV.
ROBIN and RICHARD Were two pretty men They lay in bed
Till the
:

clock struck ten.

Then up starts ROBIN And looks at the sky,
"

Oh

!

Brother RICHARD,
;

The sun's very high You go before With 4jie bottle and bag, And I will come after On little JACK NAG."

XXXVI.
There were two blackbirds Sat upon a hill The one named JACK,

The other named
Fly away, JACK, Fly away, JILL;

JILL.

Come again, JACK, Come again, JILL.

XXXVII.
The King
Marched
of Spain, with thrice ten thousand men, up the hill and then

march 'd down agaim.

43

XXXVIII.
" We're three brethren out of Spain,
to court your daughter JANE." daughter JANE, she is too young, She has no skill in a flattering tongue. " " Be she young, or be she old, It's for her gold she must be sold So fare you well, my lady gay, " must return another dav.

Come
"

My

:

We

44

XXXIX.
Dickory, Dickory Dock The mouse ran up the dock; The clock struck one, The mouse ran down Dickory,
Dickory,

Dock.

45

XL.
had a little Pony, His name was DAPPLE-GREY I lent him to a lady To ride a mile away. She whipped him, she lashed him, She rode him through the mire; I'll never lend my nag again For anv ladv's hire.
I
:

XLI.
4t

Pussy

cat,

"
"
44

Where have you been?
I've been to London To see the Queen."

pussy

cat,

"

What
I

Pussy

cat,

did

pussy cat, " you there?
little

frightened a

mouse

Uuder the chair."

47

XLII.
BABY, BABY BUNTING, father's gone a-hunting He's gone to fetch a rabbit skia,
in.

Thy

To wrap my BABY BUNTING

XLIII.
Bell horses,
bell

horses,
o'clock,

What
One

time of day?

o'clock,

two

Three and away.

XLIV.
SUKY, you
shall be

And
I

my
:

wife

I'll tell

you why
little

have

gx>t

a

And you have
I

g-ot

pig, a sty

;

have got a dun cow, And you can make good cheese SUKY, will you have me? " Yes," if you please. Say

5

XLV.

JOHN STOWE'S SONG.
Si'TTOX for g-ood mutton,

CHEAM it is for beef, MITCHAM for a pretty girl, And CROVDON for a thief.

XLVI.
All of a row,

Bend

the

bow

Shot at a pigeon And killed a crow.

52

XLVII.
There was an old

woman went up

in a basket Seventy times as high as the moon; 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? " To the cobwebs from the sky, sweep And I shall be back again by-and by."

53

XLVIII.

As

little

by the shed, She waggled with her tail, And she nodded with her head. She waggled with her tail, And she nodded with her head. As little JEN XV WREN
sitting-

Was

JENNY

WREN

Was

sitting-

by the shed.

54

XLIX.

MILK BELOW.
Rain, frost, or snow, or hot or cold r
I travel up and down The cream and milk you buy Is best in all the Town.
;

of

me

For custards, puddings, or for tea There's none like those you buy of me.

ITO *
55

L.

Old MOTHER HUBBARD

Went To get
And

to the cupboard, her poor dog a bone; But when she got there,

The cupboard was bare
so the poor

dog had none.

LI.

THE HERALD'S SONG.
The Lion and the Unicorn Were fighting for the Crown The Lion beat the Unicorn All around the Town.
.Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown Some gave them plum cake, And sent them out of Town.
;
:

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LII.

How

" MISTRESS MARY, Quite contrary, does your garden grow?*

" With silver bells And cockle shells,

And

pretty maids,

all

in

row.

"

LIII.

Now, what do you think Of little JACK JINGLE? Before he was married
But
used to live single after he married (To alter his life),
left

He

;

He

off living single

And

lived

with his wife.

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LIV.
PI1 tell you a story About JACK-A-NORY

I

And now my

story's begun.
:

I'll tell you another, About JACK and is brother

And now my

story

is

done.

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