The Song Of Sixpence Picture Book

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An Alphabet of Old Friends.
Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess, They all went together to seek a bird's nest They found a bird's nest with five eggs in; They all took one, and left four in.
Father, father, I've come to confess.
O, yes, dear daughter, what have you done ?
Gang and hear the owl yell, Sit and see the swallow flee, See the foal before its mither's e'e, 'Twill be a thriving year wi' thee.
Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree-top ; When the wind blows the cradle will rock; When the wind ceases the cradle will fall, And down will come baby and cradle and all.
I had a little husband             ] I bridled him, and saddled him,
No bigger than my thumb ;| And sent him out of town.
I put him in a pint pot,          I gave him a pair of garters,
And there I bade him drum. To tie up his little hose,
I bought a little horse              And a little silk handkerchief.
That galloped up and down; To wipe his little nose.
Jack Sprat would eat no fat, His wife would eat no lean; Was not that a pretty trick To make the platter clean ?