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. MS OCT98
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