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There Was a Man in Thessaly

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There Was a Man in Thessaly

There Was a Man in Thessaly

     There was a man in Thessaly,
     And he was wondrous wise,
     He jumped into a thorn bush,
     And scratched out both his eyes;
     And when he saw his eyes were out,
     He danced with might and main,
     Then jumped into another bush
     And scratched them in again.
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     SNQ IV.5 (Oct. 1890), 94, from Aberdeenshire.
     Cf. "Johnnie Lad".  ODNR 402 (no. 498), first ref. c. 1744.

MS
OCT98
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