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Little Songs   By: (1787-1860)

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LITTLE SONGS

BY

MRS. FOLLEN

Illustrated with above fifty pictures.

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

It has been my object, in writing the following Little Songs for Little Boys and Girls, to endeavor to catch something of that good humored pleasantry, that musical nonsense, which makes Mother Goose so attractive to children of all ages.

The little folks must decide whether the book is entertaining. To them I present my little volume, with the earnest hope that it will receive their approbation. If children love to lisp my rhymes, while parents find no fault in them, I ask no higher praise.

CAMBRIDGE, 1832.

PREFACE.

In the present edition of the "Nursery Songs," which has been carefully revised, the original name given by its parent and best friends is restored.

Two captivating little songs, by some unknown hand, appended to the English edition, are retained; and two or three from the first American edition, omitted in the English, are restored.

I will hope that the little folks will welcome the little book in its new dress, and make much of it; for it was at first made, and is now adorned with pictures, on purpose to please them.

ELIZA LEE FOLLEN.

BROOKLINE, MARCH 22, 1856.

CONTENTS.

TITLE. TUNE.

ANNIE'S GARDEN, . . . . . . . . . . Malbrooke, THE NEW MOON, LULLABY, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vesper Hymn, STOP! STOP! PRETTY WATER, . . . . . Buy a Broom, MY LITTLE DOLL ROSE, BUTTERFLIES ARE PRETTY, . . . . . . The White Cockade, OLD NURSEY, . . . . . . . . . . . . Kitty Clover, THE SUN IS UP, . . . . . . . . . . Bonny Boat, WALTER AND HIS DOG, IT IS A PLEASANT DAY, . . . . . . . The Schoolmaster, THE GOOD MOOLLY COW, NOTHING BUT BA A, JAMES AND HIS MOTHER, MASTER JOHNNY RIDING, O, LOOK AT THE MOON, . . . . . . . Buy a Broom, SONG FOR A COMPANY OF CHILDREN, THE DOG AND CAT, THE DUCK AND RAT, TRUSTY LEARNING ABC, DO YOU GUESS IT IS I? FIDDLEDEDEE, THE STARS AND THE BABIES, KITTY IN THE BASKET, THE FARM YARD, FROLIC IN THE SNOW, SWING SWONG, WORK AND PLAY, LITTLE MARY, IT CAN'T BE SO, WHEN EVENING IS COME, RINGELY RINGELY, CHARLIE BOY, THE BABY'S BIRTHDAY, THE POOR MAN, DING DONG! DING DONG! THE LITTLE BOY'S MAY DAY SONG, THE LITTLE BOY'S GOOD NIGHT, THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS. (A Cat's Tale.) COCKS AND HENS,

LITTLE SONGS

ANNIE'S GARDEN.

In little Annie's garden Grew all sorts of posies; There were pinks, and mignonette, And tulips, and roses.

Sweet peas, and morning glories, A bed of violets blue, And marigolds, and asters, In Annie's garden grew.

There the bees went for honey, And the humming birds too; And there the pretty butterflies And the lady birds flew.

And there among her flowers, Every bright and pleasant day, In her own pretty garden Little Annie went to play.

THE NEW MOON.

Dear mother, how pretty The moon looks to night! She was never so cunning before; Her two little horns Are so sharp and so bright, I hope she'll not grow any more.

If I were up there With you and my friends, I'd rock in it nicely you see; I'd sit in the middle And hold by both ends; O, what a bright cradle 'twould be!

I would call to the stars To keep out of the way, Lest we should rock over their toes, And there I would rock Till the dawn of the day, And see where the pretty moon goes.

And there we would stay In the beautiful skies, And through the bright clouds we would roam; We would see the sun set, And see the sun rise, And on the next rainbow come home.

LULLABY.

Sleep, my baby, sleep, my boy; Rest your little weary head; 'Tis your mother rocks her baby In his little cradle bed.

Lullaby, sweet lullaby!

All the little birds are sleeping, Every one has gone to rest, And my precious one is resting In his pretty cradle nest... Continue reading book >>




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