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1 There was a frog lived in a well. Whipsee diddledee dandy dee. There was a mouse lived in a mill, Whipsee diddledee dandy dee. This frog he would a-wooing ride, With sword and buckler by his side. With a harum scarum diddle dum darum, Whipsee diddledee dandy dee.
2   He rode till he came to Mouse's Hall, Where he most tenderly did call :
" Oh! Mistress Mouse, are you at home? And if you are, oh pray come down.'1
3   " My uncle rat is not at home;
I dare not for my life come down."
Then uncle rat he soon comes home,
"And who's been here since I've been gone ? '
4   " Here's been a fine young gentleman, Who swears he'll have me if he can." Then uncle rat gave his consent,
And made a handsome settlement.
5   Four partridge pies with season made, Two potted larks and marmalade, Four woodcocks and a venison pie.
I would that at that feast were 1 !
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