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Pinafore Palace

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,348 / 88 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2009.07.12 24685

A book of rhymes and jingles for the nursery; selected from various sources for the amusement of very young readers and those who like to be read to.

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Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see an old lady upon a white horse, Rings on her fingers, and bells on her toes. She shall have music wherever she goes.

This is the way the ladies ride; Tri, tre, tre, tree, Tri, tre, tre, tree! This is the way the ladies ride, Tri, tre, tre, tre, tri-tre-tre-tree!

This is the way the gentlemen ride; Gallop-a-trot, Gallop-a-trot! This is the way the gentlemen ride, Gallop-a-gallop-a-trot!

This is the way the farmers ride; Hobbledy-hoy, Hobbledy-hoy! This is the way the farmers ride, Hobbledy, hobbledy-hoy!

Ride, baby, ride, Pretty baby shall ride, And have a little puppy-dog tied to her side, And a little pussy-cat tied to the other, And away she shall ride To see her grandmother, To see her grandmother, To see her grandmother in London town.

See-saw sacradown, Which is the way to London town? One foot up, the other foot down, That is the way to London town.

To market, to market, To buy a plum bun;



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