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"Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep..."
by Mother Goose

Little Bo-peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
And bring 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.

Alternate version:

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
   And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
   Wagging their tails behind them.

 

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