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Little Brown Dog I buyed me a little dog, its color it was brown I learned him to whistle, sing dance and run. His legs they were fourteen yards long, His ears they were wide Around the world in half a day and on him I could ride. Sing taddle o day. I buyed me a little bull about four inches high Everybody feared him that ever heard him cry When he began to bellow it made such melodious sound, Till all the walls from London came a-tumbling to the ground. Sing taddle o day. I buyed me a flock of sheep, I thought they were all wethers Sometimes they yielded wool, sometime they yoelded feathers. I think mine are the best of sheep for yielding me increase For every full and change of the moon they bring both lambs and geese, Sing taddle o day. I buyed me a little box about four acres square I filled it with guineas and silver so fair O now I'm bound for turkey, I'll travel like an ox In my breevhes pocket, I'll carry my little box Sing taddle o day. I buyed me a little hen, all speckled gay and fair I sat her on an oyster shell, she hatched me out a hare The hare it sprang a handsome horse full fifteen hands full high And him that tells a bigger tale would have to tell a lie Sing taddle o day. From Animal Songs for Children, Ruth Crawford Seeger RG apr96
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