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The cat she seized the rat by the crown;
This put poor frog in a terrible fright;
As froggy was crossing him over a brook,
So there was an end of one, two, and three,
WAS once upon a time
when Jenny Wren was young, So daintily she danced,
and so prettily she sung, Robin Redbreast lost his heart,
for he was a gallant bird ; So he doff'd his hat to Jenny Wren,
requesting to be heard.
O dearest Jenny Wren,
if you will but be mine, You shall feed on cherry-pie, you shall,
and drink new currant-wine; I'll dress you like a goldfinch,
or any peacock gay : So, dearest Jen, if you'll be mine,
let us appoint the day.
Jenny blush'd behind her fan,
and thus declared her mind : Since, dearest Bob, I love you well,
I'll take your offer kind;
Cherry-pie is very nice,
and so is currant-wine, But I must wear my plain brown gown,
and never go too fine.
Robin Redbreast rose up early
all at the break of day, And he flew to Jenny Wren's house,
and sung a roundelay; He sang of Robin Redbreast
and little Jenny Wren, And when he came unto the end,
he then began again.
HERE was a glossy blackbird once
Lived in a cherry-tree,
No bird so blithe as he;
For ever used to be,
as they're ripe,
TWENTY, nineteen, eighteen,
Seventeen, sixteen, fifteen,