Little Bo-Peep

Melody -

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 their tails behind them.

It happened one day,
As Bo-peep did stray
Over a meadow hard by,
That there she espied
Their tails side by side,
All hung on a tree to dry.

She heaved a sigh,
And gave by and by
Each careless sheep a banging;
And as for the rest,
She thought it was best
Just to leave the tails a-hanging.

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