THE JUMBLIES

They went to sea in a sieve they did

In a sieve they went to sea

In spite of all their friends could say

On a winter’s morn on a stormy day

In a sieve they went to sea !

And when the sieve turned round and round

And everyone cried “You’ll all be drowned !”

They called aloud “Our sieve ain’t big

But we don’t care a button !

We don’t care a fig !

In a sieve we’ll go to sea !”

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

They sailed away in a sieve they did

In a sieve they sailed so fast

With only a beautiful pea-green veil

Tied with a riband by way of a sail

To a small tobacco-pipe mast

And everyone said who saw them go

“O won’t they be soon upset you know !

For the sky is dark and the voyage is long

And happen what may it’s extremely wrong

In a sieve to sail so fast !”

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

The water it soon came in it did

The water it soon came in

So to keep them dry they wrapped their feet

In pinky paper all folded neat

And they fastened it down with a pin

And they passed the night in a crockery-jar

And each of them said “How wise we are !

Though the sky be dark and the voyage be long

Yet we never can think we were rash or wrong

While round in our sieve we spin !”

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

And all night long they sailed away

And when the sun went down

They whistled and warbled a moony song

To the echoing sound of the coppery gong

In the shade of the mountains brown

“O Timballo ! How happy we are

When we live in a sieve and a crockery-jar

And all night long in the moonlight pale

We sail away with a pea-green sail

In the shade of the mountain brown !”

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

They sailed to the Western Sea they did

To a land all covered with trees

And they bought an owl and a useful cart

And a pound of rice and a cranberry tart

And a hive of silvery bees

The bought a pig and some green jack-daws

And a lovely monkey with lollipop paws

And forty bottles of Ringo-Bo-Ree

And no end of Stilton cheese

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

And in twenty years they all came back

In twenty years or more

And every one said “How tall they’ve grown !

For they’ve been to the Lakes and the Torrible Zone

And the hills of the Chankly Bore.”

And they drank their health and gave them a feast

Of dumplings made of beautiful yeast

And every one said “If we only live

We too will go to sea in a sieve

To the hills of the Chankly Bore !”

Far and few far and few

Are the lands where the Jumblies live

Their heads are green and their hands are blue

And they went to sea in a sieve

(Written by Edward Lear)

 

 

 

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THE QUEEN’S DAY OFF

The Queen looked in her diary

There was nothing at all to do

“I’ll take the day off.” she said

“And so can all of you.”

The Queen threw off her crown

Her jewels and royal frock

She put on her jeans

T-shirt jumper and socks

Then she slid down the bannister

On to the floor

It was so much fun

That she did it twice more !

She went to the park and cycled a bit

Looking for somewhere comfy to sit

She had an ice cream

And a nice sticky bun

A lolly, some popcorn

And said “This is fun !”

She slid on a slide

And swung on a swing

Then threaded some daisies

Into a ring

She waved to new friends

And as it got dark

She danced on her tiptoes

All through the park

Next morning the Queen said

“I did have such fun.”

Then she put on her crown

There was work to be done !

(Written by Sheila May Bird)

THE MITTEN

The mitten’s on the ground

The mitten’s on the ground

Hi-ho !  It’s cold outside

The mitten’s on the ground

The mole burrows in

The mole burrows in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The mole burrows in

The rabbit hops in

The rabbit hops in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The rabbit hops in

The hedgehog snuffles in

The hedgehog snuffles in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The hedgehog snuffles in

The owl swoops in

The owl swoops in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The owl swoops in

The badger climbs in

The badger climbs in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The badger climbs in

The fox trots in

The fox trots in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The fox trots in

The bear lumbers in

The bear lumbers in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The bear lumbers in

The mouse wriggles in

The mouse wriggles in

Hi-ho ! It’s cold outside

The mouse wriggles in

(Based on the story by Jan Brett)

ATTENTION PLEASE

Scooby dooby doo

Where are you ?

Oh me !

Oh my !

Hocus pocus

Everybody focus

Holy moly

Guacamole

Macaroni and cheese

Everybody freeze

123 eyes on me

123 eyes on you

To infinity

And beyond

Zip zip zap

We’re all that

Ready to rock

Ready to roll

All set

You bet

Peanut butter

Jelly

Flat tyre

Shhhhh !

Hot fudge

Sundae

Eeny meeny

Miny mo

Zip it ! Lock it !

Put it in your pocket

Are you focused ?

Yes I am !

Hands on top !

That means stop!

Chikka chikka

Boom boom !

Ding dong !

Hello !

Red Robin

Yuuuummmm !

Tootsie roll lollipop !

We’ve been talking now let’s stop

 

WORDS

I like words

I like fat buttery words

Such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady,

I like solemn, angular, creaky words

Such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory

I like spurious, black-is-white words

Such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demimonde

I like suave “V” words

Such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve

I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words

Such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crustly

I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words

Such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl

I like Oh-Heavens-my-gracious, land’s-sake words

Such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid

I like elegant, flowery words

Such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon,

I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words

Such as crawl, blubber squeal, drip

I like sniggly, chuckling words

Such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp

(Written by Robert Pirosh)

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

I can show you the world

Shining shimmering splendid

Tell me Princess … now when did you last

Let your heart decide

I can open your eyes

Take you wonder by wonder

Over sideways and under

On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no

Or where to go

Or say we’re only dreaming

A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I’m way up here

It’s crystal clear

That now I’m in a whole new world with you

(Now I’m in a whole new world with you)

Unbelievable sights

Indescribable feeling

Soaring tumbling free wheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world

(Don’t you dare close your eyes)

100 thousand things to see

(Hold your breath it gets better)

I’m like a shooting star

I’ve come so far

I can’t go back to where I used to be

A whole new world

(Every turn a suprize)

With new horizons to pursue

(Every moment red letter)

I’ll chase them anywhere

There’s time to spare

Let me share

This whole new world with you

A whole new world

A whole new world

That’s where we’ll be

That’s where we’ll be

A thrilling chase

A wondrous place

For you and for me