Little Bo-peep

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

Little Bo-Peep, she lost her sheep,

And can't tell where to find them;

Leave them alone, and they'll come home,

And bring their tails behind them.

Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,

And dreamed she heard them bleating;

When she awoke she found it a joke,

For they still were all fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook,

Determined for to find them,

She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,

For they'd left their tails behind them!

It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray

Unto a meadow hard by--

There she espied their tails side by side,

All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,

Then went over hill and dale,

And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,

To tack to each sheep its tail.