The Real Mother Goose eBook

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

THE LOST SHOE

Doodle doodle doo,
The Princess lost her shoe: 
  Her Highness hopped,—­
  The fiddler stopped,
Not knowing what to do.

HOT CODLINS

There was a little woman, as I’ve been told,
Who was not very young, nor yet very old;
Now this little woman her living got
By selling codlins, hot, hot, hot!

SWAN

Swan, swan, over the sea;
    Swim, swan, swim! 
Swan, swan, back again;
    Well swum, swan!

THREE STRAWS

Three straws on a staff
Would make a baby cry and laugh.

THE MAN OF TOBAGO

There 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.”

DING, DONG, BELL

Ding, dong, bell,
Pussy’s in the well! 
Who put her in? 
Little Tommy Lin.

Who pulled her out? 
Little Johnny Stout. 
What a naughty boy was that,
To try to drown poor pussy-cat. 
Who never did him any harm,
But killed the mice in his father’s barn!

A SUNSHINY SHOWER

A sunshiny shower
Won’t last half an hour.

THE FARMER AND THE RAVEN

A farmer went trotting upon his gray mare,
    Bumpety, bumpety, bump! 
With his daughter behind him so rosy and fair,
    Lumpety, lumpety, lump!

A raven cried croak! and they all tumbled down,
    Bumpety, bumpety, bump! 
The mare broke her knees, and the farmer his crown,
    Lumpety, lumpety, lump!

The mischievous raven flew laughing away,
    Bumpety, bumpety, bump! 
And vowed he would serve them the same the next day,
    Lumpety, lumpety lump!

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in an old man’s hat;
If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you.

WILLY BOY

“Willy boy, Willy boy, where are you going? 
I will go with you, if that I may.” 
“I’m going to the meadow to see them a-mowing,
I’m going to help them to make the hay.”

POLLY AND SUKEY

Polly, put the kettle on,
Polly, put the kettle on,
Polly, put the kettle on,
And let’s drink tea.

Sukey, take it off again,
Sukey, take it off again,
Sukey, take it off again,
They’re all gone away.

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