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218 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
4.   "You must watch the speckled hen
For fear she lays astray, astray; And you must spin the spool of yarn
That I spin every day; And you must spin the spool of yarn
That I spin every day.
5.   "You must churn the cream in the crock
That stands within the frame, frame ; You must watch the fat in the pot, or it
Will all go up in a flame, flame; You must watch the fat in the pot, or it
Will all go up in a flame."
6.     Mrs. Grumble took the whip
To go and follow the plow, plow; Mr. Grumble took the pail
To milk the muley cow, cow; Mr. Grumble took the pail
To milk the muley cow.
7.     She rared, she pitched, she hit him a biff ;
She sniffled up her nose, nose; She hit him a biff right under the chin,
And the blood streamed down to his toes, toes; She hit him a biff right under the chin,
And the blood streamed down to his toes.
8.     He went to feed those little pigs
That lay within the sty, sty; He hit his head against a rail,
And how the blood did fly, fly; He hit his head against a rail,
And how the blood did fly!
9.     He went to watch the speckled hen
For fear she'd lay astray, astray; He forgot the spool of yarn
His wife spun every day, day; He forgot the spool of yarn
His wife spun every day.








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