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Says the pieman to Simple Simon,

“Shew me first your penny.” Says Simple Simon to the pieman,

“ Indeed I have not any."

Simple Simon went a-fishing

For to catch a whale ; All the water he had got

Was in his mother's pail.

Simple Simon went to look

If plums grew on a thistle ;
He prick'd his fingers very much,
Which made


Simon whistle.

Then Simple Simon went a-hunting,

For to catch a hare; He rode on a goat about the street,

But could not find one there.

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Simon made a great snow-ball,

And brought it in to roast; He laid it down before the fire,

And soon the ball was lost.

And Simon he would honey eat

Out of the mustard-pot;
He bit his tongue until he cried,—

That was all the good he got.

He went to ride a spotted cow,

That had got a little calf; She threw him down upon the ground,

And made all the people laugh.

He went to shoot a wild duck,

But wild duck flew away; Says Simple Simon, “ I can't hit him,

Because he will not stay.”

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A Frog he would a-wooing go,

Sing heigho says Rowley, Whether his mother would let him or no.

With a rowley powley gammon and spinach,
Heigho says Anthony Rowley.

So off he march'd with his opera hat,

Heigho says Rowley, And on the way he met with a rat;

With a rowley powley, &c.

And when they came to mouse's hall,

Heigho says Rowley, They gave a loud knock, and they gave a loud call.

With a rowley powley, &c.

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