As I did walk by Hampstead Fair
I came upon Mother Goose -- so I turned her loose --
She was screaming.
And a foreign student said to me --
Was it really true there are elephants and lions too
In Piccadilly Circus?

Walked down by the bathing pond
To try and catch some sun.
Saw at least a hundred schoolgirls sobbing
Into hankerchiefs as one.
I don't believe they knew
I was a schoolboy.

And a bearded lady said to me --
If you start your raving and your misbehaving --
You'll be sorry.
Then the chicken-fancier came to play --
With his long red beard (and his sister's weird:
She drives a lorry).

Laughed down by the putting green --
I popped `em in their holes.
Four and twenty labourers were labouring --
Digging up their gold.
I don't believe they knew
That I was Long John Silver.

Saw Johnny Scarecrow make his rounds
In his jet-black mac (which he won't give back) --
Stole it from a snow man.
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Jethro Tull – Mother Goose Lyrics

Songwriters: IAN ANDERSON
Mother Goose lyrics © CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP

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