Jane Taylor

Thank You, Pretty Cow

Thank you, pretty cow, that made

Pleasant milk to soak my bread,

Every day and every night,

Warm, and fresh, and sweet, and white.

Do not chew the hemlock rank,

Growing on the reedy bank;

But the yellow cowslip eat,

That will make it very sweet.

Where the purple violet grows,

Where the bubbling water flows,

Where the grass is fresh and fine,

Pretty cow, go there and dine.