O my little sixpence!
Language: English 
O my little sixpence!
I love sixpence!
I love sixpence better than my life;
I spent a penny of it,
I lent another of it,
I carried fourpence home to my wife.
O my little fourpence!
I love fourpence!
I love fourpence better than my life;
I spent a penny of it,
I lent another of it,
I carried twopence home to my wife.

O my little twopence!
I love twopence!
I love twopence better than my life;
I spent a penny of it,
I lent another of it,
I carried nothing home to my wife.

O my little nothing!
I’ve got nothing!
I’ve got nothing for the rest of my life;
I can spend nothing,
I can lend nothing,
But I love nothing better than my wife.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

Text added to the website: 2015-03-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-03-10 10:29:13
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Word count: 128