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Thread #98836   Message #1965630
Posted By: Goose Gander
13-Feb-07 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Carrion Crow
Subject: RE: Origins: Carrion Crow
Halliwell offers the following immediately after the 1489 text, but I'm not sure about the relationship between the two . . .

There was a crow sat on a stone,
He flew away and there was none.
There was a man that ran a race,
When he ran fast, he ran apace.
There was a mayd, that eate an apple,
When she eate two she eate a couple.
There was an ape sate on a tree,
When he fell downe, then downe fell hee.
There was a fleet that went to Spaine,
When it return'd it came againe.

Joseph Mede, Chr. Coll. July 1, 1626, (MS. Harl. 390, f. 85)

Halliwell, Popular Rhymes & Nursery Tales of England, p. 12