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POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON.
2.  E was an Esquire with pride on his brow, F was a Farmer who followed the plough, G was a Gamester who had but ill luck, H was a Hunter who hunted a buck.
3.   I was an Inkeeper who lov'd to carouse, J was a Joiner who built up a house,
K is King George who governs the land, L was a Lady who had a white hand.
4.  M   was a Miser who hoarded up gold N   was a Nobleman gallant and bold,
O   was an Oyster girl going about town,
P   was a Parson who wore a black gown.
5.  Q   was a Queen who wore a silk slip, R   was a Robber who wanted a whip, S    was a Sailor who spent all he got, T   was a Tinker who mended a pot.
6.     IT was an Usurer, miserable elf,
V was a Vintner who drank all himself, W was a Watchman who guarded the door, X was Expensive, and so became poor.
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7.     Y was a Youth who didnt love school,
Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
To be sung to the second half of the tune. 14956
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