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There Was a Man in Thessaly

There Was a Man in Thessaly

     There was a man in Thessaly,
     And he was wondrous wise,
     He jumped into a thorn bush,
     And scratched out both his eyes;
     And when he saw his eyes were out,
     He danced with might and main,
     Then jumped into another bush
     And scratched them in again.

     SNQ IV.5 (Oct. 1890), 94, from Aberdeenshire.
     Cf. "Johnnie Lad".  ODNR 402 (no. 498), first ref. c. 1744.


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