The Seven Wonders
1. I heard it said yesterday morning
That a ship of lead swum o'er the ocean
cho: Tull-a-ring-ting, ring-tuthering-too
And a ship of cork sank to the bottom
And that is one of the seven wonders
2. I heard it said of the partridge
On the shore was playing stoolball
And the balls were made of sand
And that is two of the seven wonders.
3. The burning hawk out in the meadow
By itself it was reaping
And in a day it got an acre
And that is three of the seven wonders.
4. I heard it said there was a pig
And on his cart he was loading bracken
And the load he was making ready
And that is four of the seven wonders.
5. I heard it said that in Llangollen
That the moon was teaching reading
And an excellent verse she gave there!
And that is five of the seven wonders.
6. I heard it said that on a rock
That the dove she kept a tavern
With little cups to test the drink
And that is six of the seven wonders.
7. I heard it said of the swallow
That he was making an iron horseshoe
With golden hammer and silver anvil
And that's the last of the seven wonders.
- a Welsh song (presumably in translation) from the singing of Jill King.