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To the Lord Mayor he took him, and told all Tom's art, How he made people dance with a sorrowful heart; Begg’d he'd send him abroad, and there teach to dance All the men and the women and children of France.

Says Tom, “I am willing to go into France;
Only give me my pipe, and I'll give them a dance.”
They gave him his pipe,—he began for to play,
And the Farmer and Mayor they went dancing away.

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Once on a time there was an old grey Pussy, and she went down by the water-side, and there she

wee Robin Redbreast hopping on a brier ;

saw a wee

and Pussy says, “Where are you going, wee Robin ?” And wee Robin says, “I'm going to the King to sing him a song this good Yule morning.” And Pussy says, “Come here, wee Robin, and I'll let you see a bonny white ring round my neck.” But wee Robin says, “No, no, grey Pussy; no, no! You worried the wee mousie, but you shall not worry me.” So wee Robin flew away till he came to a turf wall, and there he saw a grey, greedy Hawk sitting. And the grey, greedy Hawk says, “Where are you going, wee Robin ?” And wee Robin says, “ I'm going to the King to sing him a song this fine Yule morning.” And grey, greedy Hawk says, “Come here, wee Robin, and I'll let you see a bonny feather in my wing." But wee Robin says, “No, no, grey, greedy Hawk; no, no! You pecked at the wee linnet, but you shan't peck me.” So wee Robin flew away till he came to the side of a rock, and there he saw a sly Fox sitting. And the sly Fox says,

" Where are you going to, wee Robin ?” And wee Robin says, “I'm going to the King to sing him a song this fine Yule morning.” And the sly Fox says, “Come, wee Robin, and I'll let you see a bonny spot on the top

of
my
tail.”

But wee Robin says,

“No, no, sly Fox; no, no! You worried the wee lamb, but you shan't worry me.” So wee Robin flew away till he came to the side of a rivulet, and there he saw a wee boy sitting. And the wee Boy says, “Where are you going, wee Robin ?” And wee Robin says, “I'm going to the King to sing him a song this good Yule morning.” And the wee Boy says, “Come here, wee Robin, and I'll give you some little crumbs out of my pocket.” But wee Robin says, No, no, wee Boy ; no, no ! You twisted the goldfinch's neck, but you shan't twist mine.” So wee Robin flew away till he came to the King, and there he sat on a window-sill, and sang the King a bonny song. And the King says to the Queen, “What shall we give to the wee Robin for singing us this bonny song?”

And the Queen says to the King, “I think we'll give him the wee Wren to be his wife.” So wee Robin and the wee Wren were married, and the King, and Queen, and all the court danced at the wedding, and afterwards wee Robin flew away home to his own water-side and hopped on a brier.

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A Fox jump'd up on a moonlight night, The stars were shining, and all things bright; *« Oh, ho!” said the Fox, “it's a very fine night

For me to go through the town, e-oh!”

The Fox when he came to yonder stile,
He lifted his ears, and he listen'd awhile;

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