Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan-songbook

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464         Ballads and Songs of Michigan
191 OLD SHEEP WENT TO SLEEP
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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