Old Mother Hubbard

 

Old Mother Hubbard

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Old Mother Hubbard;
Went to the cupboard,
To give her poor dog a bone;
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

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She went to the baker’s
To buy him some bread;
When she came back
The dog was dead.

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She went to the undertaker’s
To buy him a coffin;
When she got back
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She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe;
When she came back
He was smoking a pipe.

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She went to the alehouse
To get him some beer;
When she came back
The dog sat in a chair.

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She went to the tavern
For white wine and red;
When she came back
The dog stood on his head.

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She went to the hatter’s
To buy him a hat;
When she came back
He was feeding the cat.

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She went to the barber’s
To buy him a wig;
When she came back
He was dancing a jig.

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She went to the fruiterer’s
To buy him some fruit;
When she came back
He was playing the flute.

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She went to the tailor’s
To buy him a coat;
When she came back
He was riding a goat.

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She went to the cobbler’s
To buy him some shoes;
When she came back
He was reading the news.

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She went to the sempster’s
To buy him some linen;
When she came back
The dog was a-spinning.

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She went to the hosier’s
To buy him some hose;
When she came back
He was dressed in his clothes.

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The dame made a curtsy,
The dog made a bow;
The dame said, “Your servant,”
The dog said, “Bow-wow.”

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