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I Had a Little Pony, His Name Was Dapple Grey

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

I Had a Little Hen, The Prettiest Ever Seen

I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen, She washed me the dishes and kept the house clean; She went to the mill to fetch me some flour, She brought it home in less than an hour;

She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale, She sat by the fire and told many a fine tale.

I Had Two Pigeons Bright and Gay

I had two pigeons bright and gay, They flew from me the other day. What was the reason they did go? I cannot tell, for I do not know.

I Have Seen You, Little Mouse

I have seen you, little mouse, Running all about the house, Through the hole your little eye In the wainscot peeping sly, Hoping soon some crumbs to steal, To make quite a hearty meal. Look before you venture out, See if pussy is about. If she's gone, you'll quickly run To the larder for some fun; Round about the dishes creep, Taking into each a peep, To choose the daintiest that's there, Spoiling things you do not care.

I'll Sing You a Song

I'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-morrow.

I'll Tell You a Story

I'll tell you a story About Mary Morey, And now my story's begun. I'll tell you another About her brother, And now my story's done.

I Love Little Pussy, Her Coat Is So Warm

I love little pussy, her coat is so warm, And if I don't hurt her she'll do me no harm; I won't pull her tail, nor drive her away, But pussy and I together will play.

I Love You Well, My Little Brother

I love you well, my little brother, And you are fond of me; Let us be kind to one another, As brothers ought to be. You shall learn to play with me, And learn to use my toys; And then I think that we shall be Two happy little boys.

In a Cabin in a Wood

In a cabin, in a wood Little man by the window stood Saw a rabbit hopping by Knocking at his door Help me! Help me! Help me! he cried Wicked hunter shoot me dead Little rabbit come inside Safely to abide.

In a Cottage in Fife

In a cottage in Fife* Lived a man and his wife Who, believe me, were comical folk; For, to people's surprise, They both saw with their eyes, And their tongues moved whenever they spoke! When they were asleep, I'm told, that to keep Their eyes open they could not contrive; They both walked on their feet, And 'twas thought what they eat Helped, with drinking, to keep them alive!

The Cuckoo

In April, Come he will. In May, He sings all day. In June, He changes his tune. In July, He prepares to fly. In August, Go he must.

In April's Sweet Month

In April's sweet month, When the leaves 'gin* to spring, Little lambs skip like fairies And birds build and sing.

Incy Wincy Spider Fingerplay

Incy wincy spider Climbed up the spout Down came the rain And washed the spider out Out came the sunshine And dried up all the rain So incy wincy spider Climbed the spout again.

Intery, Mintery, Cutery Corn Counting-out Rhyme

Intery, mintery, cutery corn, Apple seed and apple thorn; Wire, brier, limber-lock, Five geese in a flock, Sit and sing by a spring, O-u-t, and in again.

I See the Moon, The Moon Sees Me Lullaby

I see the moon, the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me: There's grace in the cottage and grace in the hall; And the grace of God is over us all.

Is John Smith Within?

Is John Smith within? Yes, that he is. Can he set a shoe? Ay, marry*, two; Here a nail and there a nail, Tick, tack, too.

I Thought a Thought Tongue Twister

I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.

It's Raining, It's Pouring Nursery Rhyme Song

It's raining, it's pouring, The old man is snoring. He went to bed and he Bumped his head And he couldn't get up in the morning.

I Went to the Wood and Got It Riddle

I went to the wood and got it; I sat me down and looked at it; The more I looked at it the less I liked it; And I brought it home because I couldn't help it.

I Won't Be My Father's Jack

I won't be my father's Jack*, I won't be my father's Jill**; I will be the fiddler's wife, And have music when I will. T'other little tune, T'other little tune, Prithee, Love, play me T'other little tune.

Jack and Jill Nursery Rhyme Song

Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after. Then up Jack got and home did trot As fast as he could caper; To Old Dame Dob who patched his nob With vinegar and brown paper.

Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over The candlestick.

Jack Jingle Went 'prentice Jack Jingle went 'prentice To make a horse-shoe, He wasted the iron Till it would not do. His master came in, And began for to rail; Says Jack, "The shoe's spoiled, But 't will still make a nail." He tried at the nail, But, chancing to miss, Says, "If it won't make a nail, It shall yet make a hiss." Then into the water Threw the hot iron, smack! "Hiss!" quoth the iron; "I thought so," says Jack.

King o' Katchem Met a King

King o' Katchem met a king In a narrow lane; Says this king to that king "Where have you been?"

Ladybird, Ladybird

Ladybird, ladybird, Fly away home, Your house is on fire, And your children all gone, All except one, And that's little Ann, For she crept under, The frying pan.