by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

There was a monkey
Language: English 
There was a monkey climb'd up a tree,
When he fell down, then down fell he.
There was a crow sat on a stone
When he was gone, then there was none.
There was an old wife did eat an apple,
When she'd ate two, she'd ate a couple.
There was a horse a-going to the mill,
When he went on, he stood not still.
There was a butcher cut his thumb,
When it did bleed, the blood did come.
There was a lackey ran a race
When he ran fast, he ran apace.
There was a cobbler clouting shoon
When they were mended. they were done.
There was a chandler making candle
When he them strip, he did them handle
There was a navy went into Spain,
When it return'd it came again.

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Researcher for this text: Tom White