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Denslow's Mother Goose   By: (1856-1915)

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DENSLOW'S MOTHER GOOSE

Being the old familiar rhymes and jingles of MOTHER GOOSE edited and illustrated

by W. W. Denslow.

1901 McClure, Phillips & Company Publishers NEW YORK

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COPYRIGHT 1901 BY WILLIAM WALLACE DENSLOW

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This book is dedicated to ANN WATERS DENSLOW with much love and gratitude for her help in its making.

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses, and all the king's men Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again. (An egg)

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Mistress Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With cockle shells and silver bells And pretty maids all in a row.

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Bye, baby bunting, Daddy's gone a hunting, He'll never get this rabbit's skin, To wrap the baby bunting in.

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Little Jack Horner Sat in the corner, Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And he took out a plum, And said, "What a good boy am I!"

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Old King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he:

He called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three.

Every fiddler, he had a fiddle, And a very fine fiddle had he; Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee, went the fiddlers.

Oh, there's none so rare, As can compare With King Cole and his fiddlers three.

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Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes, marry, have I, Three bags full; One for my master, And one for my dame, And one for the little boy Who lives in the lane.

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Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker's man! So I will, master, as fast as I can: Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with T, and Put in the oven for Tommy and me.

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Great A, little a, Bouncing B! The cat's in the cupboard, And she can't see.

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To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, dancing a jig: Ride to market to buy a fat hog, Home again, home again, jiggety jog.

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I love little Pussy, her coat is so warm, And if I don't hurt her, she'll do me no harm. I'll sit by the fire, and give her some food, And Pussy will love me, because I am good.

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Higglepy, Piggleby, My black hen, She lays eggs For gentlemen; Sometimes nine, And sometimes ten, Higglepy, Piggleby, My black hen!

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Hickety; dickety, dock, The mouse ran up the clock; The clock struck one, Down the mouse ran, Hickety, dickety, dock.

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Hush a bye, baby, on on the tree top, When the wind blows the cradle will rock; When the bough bends it never can fall, Safe is the baby, bough, cradle and all.

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There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, She had so many children she didn't know what to do; She gave them some broth with plenty of bread, She kissed them all fondly and sent them to bed.

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Poor old Robinson Crusoe! Poor old Robinson Crusoe! They made him a coat Of an old nanny goat I wonder how they could do so! With a ring a ting tang, And a ring a ting tang, Poor old Robinson Crusoe!

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Rain, rain, go away, Come again another day; Little Arthur wants to play... Continue reading book >>




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