MOTHER GOOSE'S MELODY
(or, Sonnets for The Cradle Will Rock)
Jack and Gilles went up Parliament Hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Gilles came tumbling after.
Up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed to mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper.
Gilles came in and he did grin
To see his paper plaster;
Mother Superior vexed did whip him next
For causing Jack's disaster.
Now Jack did laugh and Gilles did cry
But his tears did soon abate;
Then Gilles did say that they should play
At sesame see-saw across the gate
Berte, ma mEre l'Oye
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