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PARODY OF A NURSERY RHYME

MARY HAD A LITTLE WATCH,
SHE SWALLOWED IT ONE DAY,
SHE TOOK SOME CASTOR OIL,
TO PASS THE TIME AWAY.
THE CASTOR OIL DID NOT WORK,
THE TIME IT DID NOT PASS,
SO IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TIME,
JUST LOOK UP MARY'S BROTHER-
HE'S GOT A WATCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
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