I'll sing you a song

Melody -

I'll sing you a song -
Though not very long,
Yet I think it as pretty as any;
Put your hand in your purse,
You'll never be worse,
And give the poor singer a penny.
  I'll sing you a song,
Nine verses long,
For a pin;
Three and three are six,
And three are nine;
You are a fool,
And the pin is mine.

I'll sing you a song,
The days are long,
The woodcock and the sparrow;
The little dog has burnt his tail,
And he must be hanged tomorrow.

In former times there were many examples of dogs being hanged as punishment for misbehaviour.
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