When I was a little boy I lived by myself

And all the bread and cheese I got I laid upon a shelf.

The rats and the mice, they made such strife,

I had to go to London town and buy me a wife.


The streets were so broad and the lanes were so narrow

I was forced to bring my wife home in a wheelbarrow.

The wheelbarrow broke and my wife had a fall.

Farewell wheelbarrow, little wife and all.


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