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Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep 

And doesn't know where to find them;

Leave them alone, And they'll come home,

wagging their tails behind them.

Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep, 

and dreamt she heard them bleating; 

But when she awoke, she found it a joke, 

for they were still a-fleeting.

Then up she took her little crook, 

determined for to find them; 

She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed, 

for they'd left all their tails behind them.

It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray

into a meadow hard by,

there she espied their tails side by side,

all hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,

and over the hillocks went rambling,

and tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,

to tack each again to its lambkin.

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