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Thread #69479   Message #1663071
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Blamire (mblamire@reach.net)
06-Feb-06 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit
My 90 year old father taught us this version as kids. He got it from a lady, Cathy Rogers (sp?) who worked in the county borough offices at Croydon, England between 1945 and 1957. He thought she might have been the author, but Georgia Roberts Durston may have preceded her. Note the differences in the wording. Actually, I think this version flows better.

There once was a rabbit, developed the habit
Of twitching the end of his nose.
His sisters and brothers and various others
Said "Look at the way that it goes!".

Now, one little bunny said "Isn't that funny.
I'll practice it down in the dell".
She practiced, and practiced, and practiced,
And did it remarkably well.

Now all the world over where bunnies eat clover,
And scribble and scratch with their toes,
There isn't a rabbit that hasn't the habit
Of twitching the end of its nose.