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It goes ding when there's stuff

Rhymes for a Reason

Now that the reveal for Yuletide has happened, here is the list of the Nursery Rhymes that I made mention of in my story for this year Rhyme without Reason. Enjoy!

In order of appearance:

Goosey Goosey Gander
Goosey, goosey gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs, downstairs,
In my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg,
And threw him down the stairs.

(Poor Tobias!)

Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, see how they run!
They all run after the farmer's wife;
Who cut off their tails with the carving-knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice?

There Was an Old Man with a Beard
There was an Old man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!" -
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four-and-twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the King?

The King was in his Counting-house,
Counting out his money;
The Queen was in the parlour,
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a blackbird,
And pecked off her nose.

The Lion and the Unicorn
The Lion and the Unicorn,
Were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn,
All round about the town.
Some gave them white bread
And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake,
And sent them out of town.

Monday's Child
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day,
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Tom He Was a Piper's Son
Tom he was a piper's son,
He learned to play when he was young,
But the only tune that he could play,
Was "Over the Hills and Far Away."

Now Tom with his pipe did play with such skill,
That those who heard him could never keep still,
Whenever they heard him they started to dance,
Even pigs on their hind legs would after him prance.

As Dolly was milking her cow one day,
Tom took out his pipe and began to play;
So Doll and the cow danced "The Cheshire Round,"
Till the pail was broke,
And the milk on the ground.

He met Old Dame Trot with a basket of eggs,
He used his pipe and she used her legs;
She danced about till the eggs were all broke.
She began to fret, but he laughed at the joke.

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
He went to bed and plastered his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

And that's that!
Tags: challenge: yuletide
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