My father he died but I can’t tell you how.

He left me six horses to follow my plough.



With a whim, wham, wabble ho!

Jack’s lost his saddle oh!

Blossy boys, bubble oh!

Over the brow.


I sold my six horses and bought me a cow.

I hoped to make a fortune but didn’t know how.




I sold my cow and bought me a calf.

I never made a bargain but I lost the better half.




I sold my calf and bought me a cat

To lie down before the fire and warm its little back.




I sold my cat and bought me a mouse

But she fired her tail and burnt down my house.




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