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Ants in Aunt’s Pants by Stuart Macfarlane

I once had an aunt,
Who had ants in her pants,
And though she was glum,
That they tickled her bum,
She was ever so glad,
They were not elephants.
(Copyright Stuart Macfarlane)



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Tae an American Tourist by Stuart McLean

O, ye came across frae Texas,
Tae the land where yer faither wis born,
O, there wis an awfy lot tae see,
And ye only had one morn’.

At 6 o’clock ye did Edinbro,
Saw the castle from afar,
By 7 o’clock ye wis at Lock Ness,
Tae catch Nessie in a jar.

From eight till nine ye did Bern Nevis,
Though ye didnae climb sae high,
And twenty minutes later ye were,
Whizzin’ all around Sky.

Quickly you passed through Dondee,
Pearth, Hawich and Arderseer,
Which left ye just ten minutes,
Tae buy yer souvenir.

O, haste ye back tae Bonnie Scotland,
Please come back again,
O, haste ye back tae Bonnie Scotland,
And haste ye away again.

Stuart McLean (From No' Rabbie Burns)



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There was an Old Man on a hill by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man on a hill,
Who seldom, if ever, stood still;
He ran up and down,
In his Grandmother's gown,
Which adorned that Old Man on a hill.


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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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A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan

Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?



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