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THERE was an old woman had three sons,

1 Jerry, and James, and John :
Jerry was hung, James was drowned,
John was lost and never was found,
And there was an end of the three sons,
Jerry, and James, and John !

"HERE was an old man of Tobago,

Who lived on rice, gruel, and sago,
Till, much to his bliss,

His physician said this —
“To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go.”

THERE was an old woman of Norwich,
1 Who lived upon nothing but porridge ;
Parading the town,

She turned cloak into gown,
This thrifty old woman of Norwich

THERE was an old woman called Nothing-at-all,

1 Who rejoiced in a dwelling exceedingly small; A man stretched his mouth to its utmost extent, And down at one gulp house and old woman went.

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LD Betty Blue

Lost a holiday shoe,
What can old Betty do?

Give her another

To match the other,
And then she may swagger in two.

LD Mother Hubbard
I Went to the cupboard
To get 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

To buy him some bread, But when she came back

The poor dog was dead.

She went to the joiner's

To buy him a coffin, But when she came back

The poor dog was laughing. She took a clean dish

To get him some tripe, But when she came back

He was smoking his pipe.

She went to the fishmonger's

To buy him some fish And when she came back

He was licking the dish.

She went to the ale-house

To get him some beer, But when she came back

The dog sat in a chair.

She went to the tavern

"For white wine and red, But when she came back

The dog stood on his head.

She went to the hatter's

To buy him a hat, But when she came back

He was feeding the cat.

She went to the barber's

To buy him a wig, But when she came back

He was dancing a jig.

She went to the fruiterer's

To buy him some fruit, But when she came back

He was playing the flute.

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