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Bryan O'lin, and his wife, and wife's mother,
They all went over a bridge together:
The bridge was broken, and they all fell in,
The deuce go with all! quoth Bryan O'Lin.

There was a king, and he had three daughters, And they all lived in a basin of water;

The basin bended

My story's ended.
If the basin had been stronger,
My story would have been longer.

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Little Jack Jingle,

He used to live single: But when he got tired of this kind of life, He left off being single, and liv'd with his wife.

The cat sat asleep by the side of the fire,
The mistress snored loud as a pig:

Jack took up his fiddle, by Jenny's desire,
And struck up a bit of a jig.


To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig;

Ride to the market to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

A Cat came fiddling out of a barn,
With a pair of bagpipes under her arm;
She could sing nothing but fiddle cum fee,
The mouse has married the humble-bee;
Pipe, cat,—dance, mouse,
We'll have a wedding at our good house.


There were two birds sat on a stone,

Fa, la, la, la, lal, de;
One flew away, and then there was one,

Fa, la, la, la, lal, de;
The other flew after, and then there was none,

Fa, la, la, la, lal, de;
And so the poor stone was left all alone,

Fa, la, la, la, lal, de!

The little black dog ran round the house,

And set the bull a roaring,
And drove the monkey in the boat,

Who set the oars a rowing,
And scared the cook upon the rock,

Who cracked his throat with crowing.

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The Quaker's wife got up to bake, Her children all about her,

She gave them every one a cage, And the miller wants his moulter.

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