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Old mother

Old mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give her poor dog a bone,
But when she came there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.


She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread,
And when she came back
The poor dog was dead.


She went to the joiner's
To buy him a coffin,
And when she came back
The poor dog was laughing.


She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe,
And when she came back
He was smoking his pipe.


She went to the alehouse
To get him some beer,
And when she came back
[Pg 24]The dog sat in a chair.


She went to the tavern
For white wine and red,
And when she came back
The dog stood on his head.