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ROCK-A-BYE, baby, thy cradle is green;

Father 's a nobleman, mother's a queen; And Betty's a lady, and wears a gold ring; And Johnny's a drummer, and drums for the king.

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THE girl in the lane, that could n't speak plain,

Cried, gobble, gobble, gobble ;
The man on the hill, that could n't stand still,
Went hobble, hobble, hobble.

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LTERE'S a poor widow from Babylon,

1 With six poor children all alone;
One can bake, and one can brew,
One can shape, and one can sew,
One can sit at the fire and spin,
One can bake a cake for the king:
Come choose you east, come choose you west,
Come choose the one that you love best.

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NOME hither, little puppy dog,
U I'll give you a new collar,
If you will learn to read your book,

And be a clever scholar.
No, no! replied the puppy dog,

I've other fish to fry;
For I must learn to guard your house,

And bark when thieves come nigh. With a tingle, tangle, titmouse !

Robin knows great A,
And B, and C, and D, and E,

F, G, H, I, J, K.

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Come hither, little pussy cat, .

If you 'll your grammar study, I'll give you silver clogs to wear

Whene'er the gutter's muddy.
No! whilst I grammar learn, says puss,

Your house will in a trice
Be overrun, from top to bottom,

With flocks of rats and mice.
With a tingle, tangle, titmouse !

Robin knows great A,
And B, and C, and D, and E,

F, G, H, I, J, K.

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Come hither, then, good little boy,

And learn your alphabet,
And you a pair of boots and spurs,

Like your papa's, shall get.
O yes! I'll learn my alphabet;

And when I well can read,
Perhaps papa will give me, too,

A pretty long-tail'd steed.
With a tingle, tangle, titmouse !

Robin knows great A,
And B, and C, and D, and E,

F, G, H, I, J, K.

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