Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Old Lady

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.
Now, I don’t know why she swallowed a fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider,
A spider that wriggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
And I don’t know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.
How absurd! She swallowed a bird.
She swallowed a bird to catch the spider;
The spider that wriggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
And I don’t know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Think of that! She swallowed a cat.
She swallowed a cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider;
The spider that wriggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
And I don’t know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.
She went whole hog when she swallowed the dog.
She swallowed a dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider;
The spider that wriggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
And I don’t know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow;
I don’t know how she swallowed a cow.
She swallowed a cow to catch the dog.
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider;
The spider that wriggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
And I don’t know why she swallowed the fly;
Perhaps she’ll die.

You know that old lady, she swallowed a horse.
She’s dead, of course.