An Alphabet of Old Friends.
Once I saw a little bird, And was going to the window, Come hop, hop, hop ; To say, " How do you do?"
So I cried, " Little bird, When he shook his little tail, Will you stop, stop, stop ?" And far away he flew.
Pease-pudding hot, pease-pudding cold; Pease-pudding in the pot, nine days old.
Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.
Ride a-cock horse to Banbury Cross, To see an old woman get up on her horse; Rings on her fingers and bells at her toes, And so she makes music wherever she goes.
Simple Simon met a pieman.
Going to the fair; Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
" Let me taste your ware\" ■
Tafiy was a Welshman, Taffy came to my house Taffy was a thief. And stole a marrow-bone.
Taffy came to my house.
And stole a leg of beef I went to Taffy's house, Taffy was in bed;
I went to Taffy's house, I took the marrow-bone, Taffy was not at home; And broke Taffy's head.