Harriette Taylor Treadwell
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The Bremen Band

Part 1 of 2

      Donkey:     I am getting old
I am getting old,
I can not work.
My master wants to kill me.
What shall I do?
I will run away.
But how can I make a living?
I have a good voice.
I shall go to Bremen.
Then I can sing in the band.


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      Donkey:     Good morning, Old Whiskers.
Why are you so sad to-day?

           Cat:     How can I be happy?
I am getting old,
I can not catch mice.
My master wants to kill me.
What shall I do?

      Donkey:     Come with me to Bremen.
You have a good voice.
You can sing in the band.

           Cat:     Yes, I will go with you.


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      Donkey:     Good morning, old dog.
What are you doing here?
Why do you pant so?

           Dog:     I am getting old,
My master is going to kill me,
     so I have run away.
But how can I make my living?

      Donkey:     Come with us to Bremen.
We can all sing in the band.

           Dog:     Yes, I will go with you.


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      Donkey:     Good morning, Red Cock.
Why do you crow so loud?

          Cock:     Cock-a-doodle-do! cock-a-doodle-do!
Company is coming to-night,
     I heard the cook say.
They want me for supper,
     so I crow while I can.

      Donkey:     Will you come with us to Bremen?
You have a good voice.
You can sing in our band.

          Cock:     Yes, I will go with you.


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