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The Mallard (Kenneth Peacock)

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the head of the mallard.
Head head and two two's
And two nonnicks I know.
I have been to the Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the neck of the mallard.
Neck neck and head head
And two two's and two nonnicks I know.
I have been to the Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the back of the mallard.
Back back and neck neck
And head head and two two's
And two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the wing of the mallard.
Wing wing and back back
And neck neck and head head
And two two's and two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the side of the mallard.
Side side and wing wing
And back back and neck neck
And head head and two two's
And two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the breast of the mallard.
Breast breast and side side
And wing wing and back back
And neck neck and head head
And two two's and two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the tail of the mallard.
Tail tail and breast breast
And side side and wing wing
And back back and neck neck
And head head and two two's
And two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the leg of the mallard.
Leg leg and tail tail
And breast breast and side side
And wing wing and back back
And neck neck and head head
And two two's and two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the foot of the mallard.
Foot foot and leg leg
And tail tail and breast breast
And side side and wing wing
And back back and neck neck
And head head and two two's
And two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

Oh, I have eaten him, what did I eat?
I ate the toe of the mallard.
Toe toe and foot foot
Leg leg and tail tail
Breast breast and side side
Wing wing and back back
Neck neck and head head
And two two's and two nonnicks I know.
I have been to Finnegan's ball,
And good meat was the mallard.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional English cumulative nursery rhyme ....####
Collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1961 from Mrs Mary Ann Galpin [1872-1962] of Codroy, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, pp.16-17, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.


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