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A. A. Milne

In the Fashion

A lion has a tail and a very fine tail,

And so has an elephant, and so has a whale,

And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail—

They've all got tails but me.

If I had sixpence I would buy one;

I'd say to the shopman, "Let me try one";

I'd say to the elephant, "This is my  one."

They'd all come round to see.

Then I'd say to the lion, "Why, you've  got a tail!

And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!

And, look! There's a crocodile! He's  got a tail!

"You've all got tails like me!"