Complete Version of ye
THREE BLIND MICE
by John W. Ivimey Illustrated by Walton Corbould
London FREDERICK WARNE & CO. LTD. New York
"Three Blind Mice." Round (or Canon) for Three Voices.
Three blind mice, Three blind mice, Three blind mice,
See how they run! See how they run! See how they run!
They all ran after the farmer's wife, who cut off their tails with a carving knife, Did you ever see such a sight in your life
As three blind mice?
Twice through and finish at pause.]
COMPLETE VERSION of ye THREE BLIND MICE by JOHN W. IVIMEY
Illustrated By WALTON CORBOULD
FREDERICK WARNE & Co., Ltd.
London & New York (All Rights Reserved)
Complete Version of ye THREE BLIND MICE
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Three Small Mice Three Small Mice Three Small Mice
Pined for some fun Pined for some fun Pined for some fun
They made up their minds to set out to roam; Said they, "'Tis dull to remain at home," And all the luggage they took was a comb, These three Small Mice
Three Bold Mice Three Bold Mice
Came to an Inn Came to an Inn Came to an Inn
"Good evening, Host, can you give us a bed?" But the Host he grinned and he shook his head;
So they all slept out in a field instead, These three Bold Mice.
Three Cold Mice Three Cold Mice
Woke up next morn Woke up next morn Woke up next morn
They each had a cold and a swollen face, Through sleeping all night in an open space; So they rose quite early and left the place, These three Cold Mice.
Three Hungry Mice Three Hungry Mice
Searched for some food Searched for some food Searched for some food
But all they found was a walnut shell That lay by the side of a dried-up well; Who had eaten the nut they could not tell, These three Hungry Mice.
Three Starved Mice Three Starved Mice
Came to a Farm Came to a Farm Came to a Farm
The Farmer was eating some bread and cheese; So they all went down on their hands and knees, And squeaked, "Pray, give us a morsel, please," These three Starved Mice.
Three Glad Mice Three Glad Mice
Ate all they could Ate all they could Ate all they could
They felt so happy they danced with glee; But the Farmer's Wife came in to see What might this merry-making be Of three Glad Mice.
Three Poor Mice Three Poor Mice
Soon changed their tone Soon changed their tone Soon changed their tone
The Farmer's Wife said, "What are you at, And why were you capering round like that? Just wait a minute: I'll fetch the Cat" Oh dear! Poor Mice.
Three Scared Mice Three Scared Mice
Ran for their lives Ran for their lives Ran for their lives
They jumped out on to the window ledge; The mention of "Cat" set their teeth on edge; So they hid themselves in the bramble hedge, These three Scared Mice.
Three Sad Mice Three Sad Mice
What could they do? What could they do? What could they do?
The bramble hedge was most unkind: It scratched their eyes and made them blind, And soon each Mouse went out of his mind, These three Sad Mice.
Three Blind Mice Three Blind Mice
See how they run See how they run See how they run
They all ran after the Farmer's Wife, Who cut off their tails with the carving knife. Did you ever see such a sight in your life As three Blind Mice?
Three Sick Mice Three Sick Mice
Gave way to tears Gave way to tears Gave way to tears
They could not see and they had no end; They sought a Chemist and found a Friend He gave them some "Never too late to mend," These Three Sick Mice.
Three Wise Mice Three Wise Mice
Rubbed rubbed away Rubbed rubbed away Rubbed rubbed away
And soon their tails began to grow, And their eyes recovered their sight, you know; They looked in the glass and it told them so. These three Wise Mice.
Three Proud Mice Three Proud Mice
Soon settled down Soon settled down Soon settled down
The name of their house I cannot tell, But they've learnt a trade and are doing well. If you call upon them, ring the bell Three times twice.
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And all the luggage they took was a comb, These three Small Mice