The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear

 

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,

"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are,

you are,

you are,

What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!"

How charmingly sweet you sing!

O let us be married, too long we have tarried:

But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away for a year and a day,

To the land where the Bong Tree grows,

And there in a wood, a Piggy-wig stood,

With a ring in the end of his nose,

his nose,

his nose,

With a ring in the end of his nose.

 
     
 

"Dear Pig, are you willing, to sell for one shilling

Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

So they took it away and were married next day

By the Turkey who lived on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand on the edge of the sand,

They danced by the light of the moon,

the moon,

the moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.

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Main Contact: Mrs H. Broom, Executive Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 355 1546
head@acornswhitleyfed.cheshire.sch.uk

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