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150              Music of the Waters.
French Version.
II etait un petit navire, II etait un petit navire, Qui n'avait jamais navigue Qui n'avait jamais navigue.
Au bout de cinq a six semaines Les vivres vinrent a manquer.
On fit tirer la courte paille, Pour savoir qui serait mange.
English Version.
There was once a little ship, There was once a little ship, Which never, never sailed, Which never, never sailed.
At the end of five or six weeks Provisions began to fail the crew.
They drew lots with pieces of straw, To know which of them should be eaten.
The lot fell on the youngest ;
In white sauce he was to be eaten.
Le sort tomba sur le plus jeune ; En sauce blanche il fut mange.

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