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The Real Mother Goose eBook

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

TONGS

Long legs, crooked thighs,
Little head, and no eyes.

JACK JINGLE

Little Jack Jingle, He used to live single;
But when he got tired of this kind of life,
He left off being single and lived with his wife. 
Now what do you think of little Jack Jingle? 
Before he was married he used to live single.

THE QUARREL

My little old man and I fell out;
I’ll tell you what ’twas all about,—­
I had money and he had none,
And that’s the way the noise begun.

THE PUMPKIN-EATER

Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well.

SHOEING

  Shoe the colt,
  Shoe the colt,
Shoe the wild mare;
  Here a nail,
  There a nail,
Yet she goes bare.

BETTY BLUE

    Little Betty Blue
    Lost her holiday shoe;
What shall little Betty do? 
    Give her another
    To match the other
And then she’ll walk upon two.

THAT’S ALL

There was an old woman sat spinning,
And that’s the first beginning;

She had a calf,
And that’s half;

She took it by the tail,
And threw it over the wall,
And that’s all!

BEDTIME

The Man in the Moon looked out of the moon,
  Looked out of the moon and said,
“’Tis time for all children, on the earth
  To think about getting to bed!”

DANCE, LITTLE BABY

Dance, little Baby, dance up high! 
Never mind, Baby, Mother is by. 
Crow and caper, caper and crow,
There, little Baby, there you go! 
Up to the ceiling, down to the ground,
Backwards and forwards, round and round;
Dance, little Baby and Mother will sing,
With the merry coral, ding, ding, ding!

MY LITTLE MAID

High diddle doubt, my candle’s out
  My little maid is not at home;
Saddle my hog and bridle my dog,
  And fetch my little maid home.

FOR WANT OF A NAIL

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;
For want of the shoe, the horse was lost;
For want of the horse, the rider was lost;
For want of the rider, the battle was lost;
For want of the battle, the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

PEASE PORRIDGE

Pease porridge hot,
  Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot,
  Nine days old. 
Some like it hot,
  Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot,
  Nine days old.

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