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" OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he; He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three. "
Old Nursery songs, stories, and ballads - Page 20
by Old nursery songs - 1869
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The entertainer's song book, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - Humorous songs - 1867 - 280 pages
...— A flaxen-headed cow-boy, as simple as may be, And next, a merry plough-boy, that whistled — Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he ; He call'd for — The lass of Patie's mill, so bonny, blithe, and gay, And in spite of all my skill, she stole —...
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Ballads & Legends of Cheshire

Egerton Leigh - Ballads, English - 1867 - 314 pages
...Cole. Line 119. ' He looked not at all like a merry old soul.' — An old English ballad begins Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he, úc. Line lai. ' Day carbone notanda ! * &c.— The Romans called a lucky day one ' Creti notanda,*...
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Latin Verse Memorials of School Work and School Play. By Ultor Ego. [The ...

T. R. M. - 1868
...fall, Threescore men and threescore more Cannot place Humpty Dumpty as he was before. OLD KING COLE. LD King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he ; He called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three. Every fiddler,...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 12

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1850
...glorious lay we ever heard carolled forth under such circumstances is the famous old ballad — ' Old King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he." But in the presence of the everlasting Guendolen, whose name Mr. Hope spells with a U, while Lord John...
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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1870
...some well-known hiatorical lines were found in Shakespeare, it would evidently need emendation : " Old King Cole Was a merry old soul ; And a merry old soul he was. He call'd for his pipe, And he called for his fiddlers three." In such a case there could not...
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The merrie heart, a collection of favourite nursery rhymes, by M.E.G.

Merry heart, Melville Gray - Nursery rhymes, English - 1871 - 241 pages
...from malice free ; Let every one his neighbour serve, As served he'd like to be. OLD KING COLE. OLD King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he ; He called for his pipe, And he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three. Every fiddler...
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Twenty years' reminiscences of the Lews, by 'Sixty-one'.

George Henry H. Hutchinson - Fishing - 1871 - 272 pages
...not in the soft strains of " Sweet Kichmond '111," but in a deep, rich, almost bass voice : — " Old King Cole was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he ; He called for his pipe, he called for his bowl, And he called for his fiddlers three." Poor C. ! from...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...dung-cart, and got squeezed to death by the wheel ? Was he the same person of whom the song says : — " Old King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he 1" And was his dog proud because his master was called king ? Here are questions to be proposed in...
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An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction ...

William Adolphus Wheeler - Fiction - 1872 - 410 pages
...successor of Asclepiad. He is further relegated to the realms of fable by the rhyme that sings, — " Old King Cole Was a merry old soul, And a merry old soul was he." See Halliwell's "Nursery Rhymes of England," where much curious information in regard to this celebrated...
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Aeneidea, Or, Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the ..., Volume 3

James Henry - 1889
...him or no;" and ' ' Malbrouk /te went to the barber, the barber [he ?] wasn't at home ; " and " old king Cole was a merry old soul, and a merry old soul was he : he called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl, and he called for his harpers three ; " in the last...
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