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Title: Ring O' Roses
       A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book

Author: Anonymous

Illustrator: L. Leslie Brooke

Release Date: February 24, 2007 [EBook #20652]

Language: English

Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

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THE MAN IN THE MOON
man in the moon 1

The Man in the Moon
Came tumbling down,
And asked his way to Norwich;

man in the moon 2
man in the moon 3

They told him south,
And he burnt his mouth
With eating cold pease-porridge.

man in the moon 4
TO MARKET, TO MARKET
to market 1

To market, to market, to buy a fat Pig;

Home again, home again, dancing a jig.

to market 2
to market 3

To market, to market, to buy a fat Hog;

Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

to market 4
THERE WAS A MAN

There was a man, and he had nought,
  And robbers came to rob him;

there was a man 1
there was a man 2

He crept up to the chimney-pot,
  And then they thought they had him;

there was a man 3 there was a man 4

But he got down on t'other side,
  And then they could not find him;

there was a man 5
there was a man 6

He ran fourteen miles in fifteen days,
  And never looked behind him.

THE LION AND THE UNICORN
lion and unicorn 1

The Lion and the Unicorn
  Were fighting for the crown;

The Lion beat the unicorn
  All round about the town.

lion and unicorn 2
lion and unicorn 3

Some gave them white bread,
  And some gave them brown;

Some gave them plum-cake,
  And sent them out of town.

lion and unicorn 4
LITTLE MISS MUFFET
little miss muffet3
muffet1.2

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating of curds and whey;

little miss muffet1
little miss muffet2

  There came a big Spider
  And sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

little miss muffet4
ORANGES AND LEMONS

oranges1
Gay go up, and gay go down
To ring the bells of London Town
.

clemens1
Bull's eyes and targets
Say the bells of St. Marg'ret's.

Brickbats and tiles,
Say the bells of St. Giles'.

Pancakes and fritters,
Say the bells of St. Peter's.

Two sticks and an apple,
Say the bells at Whitechapel.

clemens2
Halfpence and farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.

clemens3
Oranges and Lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.

clemens4
Old Father Baldpate,
Say the slow bells at Aldgate.

Pokers and tongs,
Say the bells of St. John's.

Kettles and pans,
Say the bells of St. Ann's.

You owe me ten shillings,
Say the bells at St. Helen's.

When will you pay me?
Say the bells at Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells at Shoreditch.

Pray when will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.

clemens5
I am sure I don't know,
Says the great bell of Bow.

Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head
.

GOOSEY, GOOSEY GANDER
goosey 1

Goosey, Goosey Gander,
Where shall I wander?

Upstairs, downstairs,
And in my lady's chamber.

goosey 2
goosey 3

There I met an old man
  That would not say his prayers:
I took him by the left leg,
  And threw him downstairs.

goosey 4

HUMPTY DUMPTY
humpty dumpty 3
humpty dumpty 1

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;

humpty dumpty 2

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

humpty dumpty 6
humpty dumpty 5

All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together again.

humpty dumpty 4
BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP
black sheep 1

Baa, baa, Black Sheep,
  Have you any wool?
Yes, marry, have I,
  Three bags full:

black sheep 2
black sheep 3

One for my master,
  And one for my Dame,
And one for the little boy
  That lives in the lane!

black sheep 4

THE THREE WISE MEN OF GOTHAM

Three wise men of Gotham

wise men gotham 1
wise men gotham 2

Went to sea in a bowl:

If the bowl had been stronger,

wise men gotham 3
wise men gotham 4

  My song would have been longer.

THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET
pig2
pig1

This little pig went to market;

pig3
pig4

This little pig stayed at home;

This little pig had roast beef;

pig5
pig6

This little pig had none;

This little pig cried "Wee, wee, wee!
    I can't
                find
                        my
                                way

pig7
pig8

home!"

pig9
JACK AND JILL
jack1

Jack and Jill went up the hill
  To fetch a pail of water;

jack2 jack3

Jack fell down and broke his crown,
  And Jill came tumbling after.

jack4
SIMPLE SIMON

Simple Simon met a pieman,
  Going to the fair;

simon1
simon2

Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
  "Let me taste your ware."

Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
  "Do you mean to pay?"

Says Simon, "Yes, of course I do!"
And then he ran away.

simon3
simon4

Simple Simon went a-fishing
  For to catch a whale:

All the water he had got
  Was in his mother's pail.

simon5
THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN

There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,

He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile:

crooked1
crooked2

He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,

And they all lived together in a crooked little house.

crooked4
crooked3
LITTLE BO-BEEP
bo1

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
  And can't tell where to find them;

Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
  And bring their tails behind them.

Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
  And dreamt she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
  For they were still a-fleeting.

bo3
bo2

Then up she took her little crook,
  Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
  For they'd left all their tails behind 'em.

bo4
RING O' ROSES

Ring a ring o' roses,
  A pocket full of posies;

ring1
ring2

Hush! hush! hush!
  And we all tumble down.

THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN

There was a little man,
And he had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;

little1
little2

He went to the brook
And saw a little duck,
And he shot it right through the head, head, head.

He carried it home
To his old wife Joan,
And bid her a fire for to make, make, make;

To roast the little duck
He had shot in the brook,
And he'd go and fetch her the drake, drake, drake.

little3
GOOD KING ARTHUR

When good king Arthur ruled this land,
  He was a goodly king;
He stole three pecks of barley-meal,
  To make a bag-pudding.

arthur1
arthur2

A bag-pudding the king did make,
  And stuffed it well with plums;
And in it put great lumps of fat,
  As big as my two thumbs.

The king and queen did eat thereof,
  And noblemen beside;
And what they could not eat that night,

arthur3

  The queen next morning fried.

arthur4
HICKETY PICKETY MY BLACK HEN

Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
  She lays eggs for gentlemen;

hen1
hen2

Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.

hen3
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO
cock1

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
My dame has lost her shoe;
My master's lost his fiddling-stick,
And don't know what to do.

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
What is my dame to do?
Till master finds his fiddling-stick,
She'll dance without her shoe.

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
My dame has lost her shoe,
And master's found his fiddling-stick;
Sing doodle-doodle-doo!

cock2

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
My dame will dance with you,
While master fiddles his fiddling-stick,
For dame and doodle-doo.

Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Dame has lost her shoe;
Gone to bed and scratched her head,
And can't tell what to do.

cock3
WEE WILLIE WINKIE

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,

wee1
wee2

Rapping at the window, crying through the lock,
"Are the children in their beds, for now it's eight o'clock?"

wee3
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