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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN,

OR

No News, and Strange News.



ADORNED WITH CUTS



Here you may see what's very rare, The world turn'd upside down; A tree and castle in the air, A man walk on his crown.



THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN,

OR,

No News, and Strange News.



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To see a butcher kill a hog, is no news; But to see a hare run after a dog, is strange indeed!



This hare hunts the dog, Tho' all of you know, Most dogs hunt the hare— But here it's not so.

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To see a poor man and a rich, is no news; But to see the devil hugging a witch, is strange indeed!



Is your name Nick, sir, Or Old Harry, I insist you tell before We marry.

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To see a cat catching a mouse, is no news; But to see a rat building a house, is strange indeed!



Some rats take delight to gnaw Houses down— I want to build a good House of my own.

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To see a bird picking at fruit, is no news; But to see a dog playing the flute, is strange indeed!



You see I am playing here, Too, too, too, too; When I've done with my flute, I'll give it to you.

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To see a greyhound catch a hare, is no news; But to see a lamb hunting a bear, is strange indeed!



The bear runs away, the Lamb is pursuing; If he catches the bear, There'll be terrible doing.

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To see an eagle spread her wings, is no news; But to see an old man in leading strings, is strange indeed!



Take care, grandpapa, lest You should fall, And if you want your Chair—pray call.

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To see a weaver throw his shuttle, is no news; But to see a man get in a quart bottle, is strange indeed!



You'll all be amazed to See me get in, And much more surprised If I get out again.

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To hear of a Frenchman eating a frog, is no news; But to see a butcher stuck by a hog, is strange indeed!



Don't hollo! 'Tis only a knife, You never stuck a pig So easy in your life.

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To see a gardener gather a salad, is no news; But to see an ass singing a ballad, is strange indeed!



My voice is so fine, And so charming the tune, I expect for to sing at The opera soon.

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To see a man get a boat, is no news; But to see a man jump down his throat, is strange indeed!



If I once get my legs in As far as my knees, The rest will slip down With a great deal of ease.

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To see a dog baiting a bull, is no news; But to see a ram spinning of wool, is strange indeed!



Good lack a daisy! How you grin, To see a poor ram Try to spin.

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To see a tailor making a coat, is no news; But to see a hog rowing a boat, is strange indeed!



Step into my boat, I'll give you a row, I'm an excellent waterman, All of you know.

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To see a man fish in a moat, is no news; But to see a monkey shaving a goat, is strange indeed!



My lather is good, and My razor is keen, In two minutes time, I'll shave you quite clean.

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To see a miller grinding corn, is no news; But to see an ox blowing a horn, is strange indeed!



I blow and I run, And I run and I blow, And which I do best, I'm sure I don't know.

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To see a shoemaker hammer his leather, is no news; But to see a hound and a buck drinking together, is strange indeed!



Mr. Buck, I wish you luck. Mr. Hound, your most profound.

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To see a good boy read his book, is no news; But to see a goose roasting a cook, is strange indeed!



I'll roast ye, and baste ye, But who will may taste ye.

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To see a beau at his toilet dress, is no news; But to see two horses playing at chess, is strange indeed!



Mr. Horse, you don't play Fair, but cheat: Mr. Nag, you say so, Now you're beat.

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To see a high-bred horse when prancing, is no news; But to see a cat fiddling and mice all dancing, is strange indeed!



Come foot it, my dears, And when you've done, I'll eat you for supper, Aye, every one.

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To see a lady drinking of tea, is no news; But to see a bird shoot a man in a tree, is strange indeed!



First of all, I'll shoot this clown, And then I'll bring his bow wow down.

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To see a boy swim in a brook, is no news; But to see a fish catch a man with hook, is strange indeed!



Spare me, good Mr. Fish, I didn't molest you. I'll spare you no longer Than till I dress you.

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To see a cat steal milk from a pan, is no news; But to see a buck hunting a man, is strange indeed!



Hark forward, huzza, He can't get away: And he's not buck enough To stand at a bay.

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To see a cobbler mending a shoe, is no news; But to see a goat cry old clothes like a jew, is strange indeed!



'Tis alvays my vay, To cheat ven I can, Yet for all that I be A very goot man.

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To see a haymaker using of rakes, is no news; But to see a bear making plum cakes, is strange indeed!



What I have got in the pan, I shall eat if I can, And this cake on the shelf, I shall keep for myself.

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To see a barrel made by a cooper, is no news, But to see a goat act the part of a trooper, is strange indeed!



Hur will fight hur foes For the honour of Wales, And if the French come, They shall turn their tails.

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To see wrestlers kicking shins, is no news; But to see cats playing at nine pins, is strange indeed!



I'll lay a penny, you don't get many. I'll knock down all, and swallow the ball.

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To hear a parrot say, pretty Poll, is no news; But to see a sow with a parasol, is strange indeed!



Like a lady I shine, I'm so fat and so fine; I've a right I suppose, To a shade for my nose.

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