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Mother Goose

Simple Simon

Simple Simon met a pieman

Going to the fair;

Says Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Let me taste your ware."

Says the pieman to Simple Simon,

"Show me first your penny";

Says Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Indeed, I have not any."

Simple Simon went a-fishing

For to catch a whale;

All the water he had got

Was in his mother's pail.

He went to catch a dicky-bird,

And thought he could not fail,

Because he'd got a little salt

To put upon its tail.

Simple Simon went to look

If plums grew on a thistle;

He pricked his fingers very much,

Which made poor Simon whistle.