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There Was An Old Woman



There was an old woman
Who swallowed a fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a spider,
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a cat.
Imagine that! to swallow a cat.
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a dog.
What a hog! to swallow a dog.
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat.
Imagine that! to swallow a cat.
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a goat.
Just opened her throat, and swallowed a goat.
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog.
What a hog! to swallow a dog.
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat.
Imagine that! to swallow a cat.
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a cow.
I don't know how she swallowed a cow.
She swallowed the cow
To catch the goat.
Just opened her throat, and swallowed a goat.
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog.
What a hog! to swallow a dog.
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat.
Imagine that! to swallow a cat.
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old woman
Who swallowed a horse
She's dead of course, she swallowed a horse.
She swallowed the horse
To catch the cow.
I don't know how she swallowed a cow.
She swallowed the cow
To catch the goat.
Just opened her throat, and swallowed a goat.
She swallowed the goat
To catch the dog.
What a hog! to swallow a dog.
She swallowed the dog
To catch the cat.
Imagine that! to swallow a cat.
She swallowed the cat
To catch the bird.
How absurd! to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird
To catch the spider
Who wriggled and jiggled and tickled Inside her.
She swallowed the spider
to catch the fly.
I don't know why
she swallowed that fly.
Perhaps she'll die.

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Last updated: September 4, 2008