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 dreamed she heard them bleating;
But when she awoke, she found it a joke, For they were still a-fleeting.
Then she took up 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!