Little Robin Redbreast

By Anonymous Anonymous
Little Robin Redbreast
    Sat upon a tree;
Up went Pussy-cat,
    Down went he.

Down came Pussy-cat,
    And away Robin ran;
Says little Robin Redbreast
    “Catch me if you can.”

Little Robin Redbreast
    Hopped upon a wall;
Pussy-cat jumped after him,
    And almost got a fall.

Little Robin chirped and sang,
    And what did Pussy say?
Pussy-cat said “Mew,”
    and Robin flew away.

Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)

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