The owl and the pussycat video
While some nursery rhymes are plain nonsense fun, The owl and the pussycat is a timeless children's poem. It was written in the 19th century by Edward Lear and is still a classic. You probably know the first verse by heart but can you remember the second and third?
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The owl and the pussycat
by Edward Lear (1812 – 1888)
The owl and the pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat
They took some honey and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five pound note
The owl looked up to the stars above
And sang to a small guitar
"Oh lovely Pussy, oh Pussy my love
What a beautiful pussycat you are, you are
What a beautiful pussycat you are"
Pussy said to the owl, "You elegant fowl
How charmingly sweet you sing.
Oh let us be married, too long we have tarried,
But what shall we do for a ring?"
So they sailed away for a year and a day
To the land where the Bongtree grows
And there in the wood a piggywig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose
His nose, with a ring at the end of his nose
"Dear pig are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the piggy, "I will."
So they took it away and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill
They dined on mince and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spoon
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon
The moon, they danced by the light of the moon.
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.