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" Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Wasn't that a dainty dish To set before the king? "
And the Birds Began to Sing: Religion and Literature in Post-colonial Cultures - Page xv
edited by - 1996 - 327 pages
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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies: Without Addition Or Abridgement ...

Children's poetry - 1833 - 88 pages
...Pussy say Pussy-Cat said Mew, mew mew, — and Robin flew away. Sing a song of sixpence, a bag full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie : When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing ; And wasn't this a dainty dish to set before the king ? The king was in the parlour, counting out...
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The Hobart Town Magazine, Volume 3

Tasmania - 1834
...may be alive therein, and fly out, when it is cut up. " I'll sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye ; Four and twenty blackbirds, Bak-ed in a pie...: When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; And was not that a dainty dish, To place before a King ? NI'RSERY RHYME, We recommend the following...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
...Hey, as the metaphor for labourer, has been explained. 32.—Sing a song of six-pence A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened The birds began to sing ; And was'nt this a dainty dish To set before a king ? The king was in the parlour Counting out his...
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An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes, Volume 1

John Bellenden Ker - English language - 1837
.../.'•/, as the metaphor for labourer, has been explained. 32. — Sing a song of six-pence A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie wot opened The birds began to sing ; And was'nt this a dainty dish To set before a hing ? The hing...
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The Nursery Rhymes of England: Obtained Principally from Oral Tradition

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Book jackets - 1843 - 259 pages
...says, "Come on; there Is sixpence for you; let's have a song." SING a song of sixpence, A bag full of rye ; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie ; When the pie was open'd, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king ? The king was...
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The nursery rhymes of England, ed. by J.O. Halliwell

James Orchard Halliwell- Phillipps - 1846
...made. This may be the original subject of the following song.] SING a song of sixpence, A bag full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie; When the pie was open'd, The birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish, To set before the king ? The king was...
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The Book of Nursery Rhymes Complete: From the Creation of the World to the ...

Nursery rhymes - 1846 - 252 pages
...made. This may be the original subject of the following song.] SING a song of sixpence, A bag full of rye ; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie ; When the pie was open'd, The birds began to sing ; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king? The king was in...
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Mother Goose for grown folks: a Christmas reading

Adeline Dutton Train Whitney - Mother Goose - 1860 - 111 pages
...poverty confessed Finds free admittance given ! " BLACKBIRDS. " Sing a song o' sixpence, a pocket full of rye ; Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie : "When the pie was opened, they all began to sing, And was n't this a dainty dish to set before the king ? The king was in his...
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The Children's journal

...little happy band; Follow me, Full of glee, Singing merrily. Siso a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing ; And was not that a dainty dish, To set before a king ? The king was iu his counting-house, Count...
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Memoir, extracts of speeches, diary of journey to America &c., in memoriam R ...

H Freer - 1866
...ditty, which, perchance, we have stigmatized as absurd — "Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened The birds began to sing, And was not this a dainty dish To set before a King ? " But if we think this strange, what shall we...
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