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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 48 pages of information about The Real Mother Goose.

HANDY PANDY

Handy Pandy, Jack-a-dandy,
Loves plum cake and sugar candy. 
He bought some at a grocer’s shop,
And out he came, hop, hop, hop!

JACK AND JILL

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 off did trot,
  As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
  With vinegar and brown paper.

THE ALPHABET

A, B, C, and D,
Pray, playmates, agree. 
E, F, and G,
Well, so it shall be. 
J, K, and L,
In peace we will dwell. 
M, N, and O,
To play let us go. 
P, Q, R, and S,
Love may we possess. 
W, X, and Y,
Will not quarrel or die. 
Z, and ampersand,
Go to school at command.

DANCE TO YOUR DADDIE

Dance to your daddie,
My bonnie laddie;
Dance to your daddie, my bonnie lamb;
You shall get a fishy,
On a little dishy;
You shall get a fishy, when the boat comes home.

ONE MISTY MOISTY MORNING

One misty moisty morning,
    When cloudy was the weather,
I chanced to meet an old man,
    Clothed all in leather. 
He began to compliment
    And I began to grin. 
How do you do?  And how do you do? 
    And how do you do again?

ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN

Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
    Is in the mickle wood! 
Little John, Little John,
    He to the town is gone.

Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
    Telling his beads,
All in the greenwood
    Among the green weeds.

Little John, Little John,
    If he comes no more,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
    We shall fret full sore!

RAIN

Rain, rain, go to Spain,
And never come back again.

THE OLD WOMAN FROM FRANCE

There came an old woman from France
Who taught grown-up children to dance;
    But they were so stiff,
    She sent them home in a sniff,
This sprightly old woman from France.

TEETH AND GUMS

Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
Now they tramp, now they champ, now they stand still.

THE ROBINS

A robin and a robin’s son
Once went to town to buy a bun. 
They couldn’t decide on plum or plain,
And so they went back home again.

THE OLD MAN

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