Gateway to the Classics: Johnny Crow's Garden by L. Leslie Brooke
 
Johnny Crow's Garden by  L. Leslie Brooke

Johnny Crow's Garden

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Johnny Crow

Would dig and sow

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Till he made a little Garden.

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And the Lion

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Had a green and yellow Tie on

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Rat

Wore a Feather in his Hat

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But the Bear

Had nothing to wear

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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So the Ape

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Took his Measure with a Tape

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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Then the Crane

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Was caught in the Rain

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Beaver

Was afraid he had a Fever

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But the Goat

Said:

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"It's nothing but his Throat!"

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Pig

Danced a Jig

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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Then the Stork

Gave a Philosophic Talk

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Till the Hippopotami

Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?' "

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While the Elephant

Said something quite irrelevant

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Goose—

Well,

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the Goose was  a Goose

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Mouse

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Built himself a little House

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Where the Cat

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Sat down beside the Mat

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Whale

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Told a very long Tale

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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And the Owl

Was a funny old Fowl

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And the Fox

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Put them all in the Stocks

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

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But Johnny Crow

He let them go

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And they all sat down

to their dinner in a row

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In Johnny Crow's Garden.

"GOOD-BYE!"


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