by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

The tailor and his mouse
Language: English 
A tailor had a little mouse
Hi diddly um come feedle
They lived together in one house 
Hi diddly um come feedle 

Hi diddly um come tarum tantum, 
Through the town of Ramsey,
Hi diddly um come over the lea, 
Hi diddly um come feedle 

The tailor thought his mouse was ill 
Hi diddly um come feedle
So he gave it half of one blue pill
Hi diddly um come feedle 

Hi diddly um come tarum tantum, 
Through the town of Ramsey,
Hi diddly um come over the lea, 
Hi diddly um come feedle 

The tailor thought his mouse would die 
Hi diddly um come feedle
So he baked it in an apple pie
Hi diddly um come feedle 

Hi diddly um come tarum tantum, 
Through the town of Ramsey,
Hi diddly um come over the lea, 
Hi diddly um come feedle 

The tailor thought his mouse was dead 
Hi diddly um come feedle
So he bought another in his stead
Hi diddly um come feedle 

Hi diddly um come tarum tantum, 
Through the town of Ramsey,
Hi diddly um come over the lea, 
Hi diddly um come feedle 

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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-12
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