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THERE was a man, and he had nought,

And robbers came to rob him; He crept up to the chimney-pot,

And then they thought they had him.

But he got down on t’ other side,

And then they could not find him. He ran fourteen miles in fifteen days,

And never looked behind him.

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THE lion and the unicorn
1 Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn

All round about the town.


Some gave them white bread,

And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum-cake,

And sent them out of town.

THERE was a fat man of Bombay,
1 Who was smoking one sunshiny day,
When a bird, called a snipe,

Flew away with his pipe,
Which vexed the fat man of Bombay

TOM, Tom, the piper's son,

1 Stole a pig, and away he run !
The pig was eat, and Tom was beat,
And Tom went roaring down the street.

DRYAN O’LIN, and his wife, and wife's mother,
D They all went over a bridge together ;
The bridge was broken, and they all fell in,
The deuce go with all ! quoth Bryan O’Lin.

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lead ; He went to the brook And saw a little duck, And he shot it right through the head head, head.

He carried it home
To his old wife Joan,
And bid her a fire for to make, make, make :
To roast the little duck
He had shot in the brook,
And he'd go and fetch her the drake, drake, drake.


HREE wise men of Gotham
1 Went to sea in a bowl :
And if the bowl had been stronger,
My song would have been longer.

NOCTOR FOSTER went to Glo'ster.

In a shower of rain; He stepped in a puddle, up to his middle,

And never went there again.

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