Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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464         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
Communicated by Mrs. William Durfee, Ypsilanti, who had learned the song in her childhood from her mother in Hillsdale.
1    Old sheep went to sleep And left the lambs a-£eeding; Little mouse jumped over the house And set his nose a-bleeding.
2    Old mare kicked the bear, Set the colts a-prancing; Little pig fiddled a ]ig And set the hogs a-dancing.
3    Old goat jumped into a boat. Set the kids a-rowing;
Old cock flew on the rock, Split his throat a-crowing.
4    Old goose broke loose, Had a tearing frolic; Little chick was taken sick And died of bilious colic.

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