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Posted By: Goose Gander
22-Feb-07 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Carrion Crow
Subject: RE: Origins: Carrion Crow
A Collection of Nursery Rhymes (c.1820). Published by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh

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No. 10, TAILOR AND CROW

A carrion crow sat on an oak
Watching a tailor shape his cloak
"Wife," cried he, "bring me my bow,
That I may shoot you carrion crow."

The tailor shot and missed his mark
And shot his own sow through the heart
"Wife, bring me some brandy in a spoon;
For our poor old sow is in a swoon."