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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.

[Music:

Moderately Quick.

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

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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.





PRINTED FOR THE PUBLISHERS BY W. & J. MACKAY & CO., LTD., CHATHAM.





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Erratum

And all the luggage they took was a comb, These three Small Mice

THE END

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