T OM, he was a piper's son, He learned to play when he was young; But all the tune that he could play, "Was " Over the hills and far away."
But Tom with his pipe made such a noise, That he pleased both the girls and boys; And they stopp'd to hear him play, " Over the hills and far away."
Tom with his pipe did play with such skill/ That those who heard him could never keep"
still; ■ Whenever they heard they began for to
dance, Even pigs on their hind legs would after
As Dolly was milking her cow one day, Tom took out his pipe and began for to play; So Doll and the cow danced "the Cheshire
round," Till the pail was broke, and the milk ran
on the ground.
He met old dame Trot with a basket of eggs, He used his pipe, and she used her legs; She danced about till the eggs were all
broke, She began for to fret, but he laugh'd at the
He saw a cross fellow was beating an ass, Heavy laden with pots, pans, dishes, and
glass; He took out his pipe and play'd them a tune, And the jackass's load was lighten'd full
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