Nursery Rhymes: A Jumble

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her
Along came a spider,
To catch the fly.
The clock struck one,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Along came a spider
(Quite contrary);
Now Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
(I don’t know why she swallowed the fly.)
One struck the clock,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Along came a spider,
had a wife and couldn’t keep her,
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,
But for want of a nail, the shoe was lost,
and the old lady who lived in the shoe
swallowed the spider;
perhaps she’ll die.

There was a boy who cried “Wolf”,
when he should have cried “Spider”.
“Who’ll dig his grave?”
All the King’s horses,
and all the King’s men.

(She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
That’s the way the money goes.
You are what you eat.
(Should have stuck with the fly.)

round and round the mulberry bush,
the mice ran up the clock,
London Bridge is falling down,
and the number of circles will be nine.

I don’t know why
she swallowed the fly,
chaos shall reign,
“Wolf!” cried the boy.


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