Sing A Song O' Sixpence

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

"Sing a song o' sixpence

Pocket full of rye;

Four-and-twenty blackbirds

Baked in a pie.

When the pie was opened

The birds began to sing

Was not this a dainty dish

To set before the King?

The King was in his counting-house

Counting out his money;

The Queen was in the parlor,

Eating bread and honey.

The maid was in the garden

Hanging out the clothes

When along came a blackbird

And nipped off her nose."

Sing a song o' sixpence

A pocket full of rye;

I know another blackbird

Baked in a pie.

The maid it was who baked it

With all her might and main,

Resolved there'd be one blackbird

That shouldn't nip again.