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

Once I saw a little bird
    Come hop, hop, hop;
So I cried, “Little bird,
    Will you stop, stop, stop?”

And was going to the window
    To say, “How do you do?”
But he shook his little tail,
    And far away he flew.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Birds of a feather flock together,
    And so will pigs and swine;
Rats and mice will have their choice,
    And so will I have mine.

THE DUSTY MILLER

Margaret wrote a letter,
Sealed it with her finger,
Threw it in the dam
For the dusty miller. 
Dusty was his coat,
Dusty was the siller,
Dusty was the kiss
I’d from the dusty miller. 
If I had my pockets
Full of gold and siller,
I would give it all
To my dusty miller.

A STAR

Higher than a house, higher than a tree. 
Oh! whatever can that be?

THE GREEDY MAN

The greedy man is he who sits
    And bites bits out of plates,
Or else takes up an almanac
    And gobbles all the dates.

THE TEN O’CLOCK SCHOLAR

A diller, a dollar, a ten o’clock scholar! 
    What makes you come so soon? 
You used to come at ten o’clock,
    But now you come at noon.

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO

Oh, my pretty cock, oh, my handsome cock,
  I pray you, do not crow before day,
And your comb shall be made of the very beaten gold,
  And your wings of the silver so gray.

AN ICICLE

    Lives in winter,
    Dies in summer,
And grows with its roots upward!

A SHIP’S NAIL

    Over the water,
    And under the water,
And always with its head down.

THE OLD WOMAN OF LEEDS

There was an old woman of Leeds,
Who spent all her time in good deeds;
    She worked for the poor
    Till her fingers were sore,
This pious old woman of Leeds!

THE BOY IN THE BARN

A little boy went into a barn,
  And lay down on some hay. 
An owl came out, and flew about,
  And the little boy ran away.

SUNSHINE

Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more,
On the King’s kitchen door,
All the King’s horses,
And all the King’s men,
Couldn’t drive Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more,
Off the King’s kitchen door.

WILLY, WILLY

Willy, Willy Wilkin
Kissed the maids a-milking,
    Fa, la, la! 
And with his merry daffing
He set them all a-laughing,
    Ha, ha, ha!

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