Old Mother Hubbard

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Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor Dog a bone;
But when she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor Dog had none.
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG.

She went to the baker’s
To buy him some bread,
But when she came back
The poor Dog looked dead.
THE DOG LOOKING DEAD.

She went to the hatter’s
To buy him a hat,
But when she came back
He was feeding the cat.

She went to the barber’s
To buy him a wig,
But when she came back
He was dancing a jig.

She went to the joiner’s
To buy him a coffin,
But when she came back
The poor Dog was laughing.

She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe,
But when she came back
He was smoking a pipe.
THE DOG SMOKING A PIPE.

She went to the ale-house
To get him some beer,
But when she came back
The Dog sat in a chair.

She went to the tavern
For white wine and red,
But when she came back
The Dog stood on his head.

THE DOG STANDING ON HIS HEAD.

She went to the fruiterer’s
To buy him some fruit,
But when she came back
He was playing the flute.

THE DOG PLAYING THE FLUTE.

She went to the tailor’s,
To buy him a coat,
But when she came back
He was riding a goat.

She went to the sempstress
To buy him some linen,
But when she came back
The Dog was a-spinning.

THE DOG SPINNING.

She went to the hosier’s
To buy him some hose,
But when she came back
He was dressed in his clothes.

She went to the cobbler’s
To buy him some shoes,
But when she came back
He was reading the news.

THE DOG READING THE NEWS.

The Dame made a curtsey,
The Dog made a bow;
The Dame said, “Your servant;”
The Dog said, “Bow-wow!”

THE DOG MADE A BOW.

This wonderful Dog
Was Dame Hubbard’s delight;
He could sing, he could dance,
He could read, he could write.

So she gave him rich dainties
Whenever he fed,
And erected a monument
When he was dead.

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  1. gloria mutschlechner

    she loved her dog like family…

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