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Hush little baby, don't say a word by Anonymous

Hush little baby, don't say a word,
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird.


And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.


And if that diamond ring turns to brass,
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass.


And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat.


And if that billy goat won't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull.


And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.


And if that dog named Rover won't bark,
Papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart.


And if that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town!


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Always look on the bright side of life by Stuart Macfarlane

Always look on the bright side of life,
Live each day, month and year without strife,
For when death blows its final whistle,
And they carve your stone with chisel,
You’ll be glad that fun and laughter were so rife.
(Copyright Stuart Macfarlane)



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There was an Old Lady of Chertsey by Edward Lear

There was an Old Lady of Chertsey,
Who made a remarkable curtsey;
She twirled round and round,
Till she sunk underground,
Which distressed all the people of Chertsey.


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Granny by Spike Milligan

Through every nook and every cranny
The wind blew in on poor old Granny
Around her knees, into each ear
(And up nose as well, I fear)

All through the night the wind grew worse
It nearly made the vicar curse
The top had fallen off the steeple
Just missing him (and other people)

It blew on man, it blew on beast
It blew on nun, it blew on priest
It blew the wig off Auntie Fanny-
But most of all, it blew on Granny!


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There was a Young Lady of Russia by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,
No one heard such a scream,
As was screamed by that Lady of Russia.



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