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Original MS THREE BLIND MICE

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Complete Version
OF YE
THREE BLIND MICE

BY
JOHN W. IVIMEY

THE STORY OF OUR LIVES

ILLUSTRATED BY
WALTON CORBOULD

·

FREDERICK WARNE & Co., Ltd.

 
London & New York
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
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Copyright F. WARNE & Co. Ltd. London / PRINTED IN ENGLAND

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three mice from behind

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see text
 
“They made up their minds to set out to roam”

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three mice, one comb

COMPLETE VERSION
OF YE
Three Blind Mice

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Three Small Mice

Three Small Mice

Three Small Mice

Pined for some fun

Pined for some fun

Pined for some fun

They made up their minds to set out to roam ;

Said they, “’Tis dull to remain at home,”

And all the luggage they took was a comb,

These three Small Mice  

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Three Bold Mice

Three Bold Mice

Came to an Inn

Came to an Inn

Came to an Inn

“Good evening, Host, can you give us a bed?”

But the Host he grinned and he shook his head;

 
 
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So they all slept out in a field instead,

These three Bold Mice.

sleeping mice

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mice waking up

Three Cold Mice

Three Cold Mice

Woke up next morn

Woke up next morn

Woke up next morn

They each had a cold and a swollen face,

Through sleeping all night in an open space;

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So they rose quite early and left the place,

These three Cold Mice.

three mice

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mice with nutshell

Three Hungry Mice

Three Hungry Mice

Searched for some food

Searched for some food

Searched for some food

But all they found was a walnut shell

That lay by the side of a dried-up well;

Who had eaten the nut they could not tell,

These three Hungry Mice.

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three mice approach a farm

Three Starved Mice

Three Starved Mice

Came to a Farm

Came to a Farm

Came to a Farm

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The Farmer was eating some bread and cheese;

So they all went down on their hands and knees,

And squeaked, “Pray, give us a morsel, please,”

These three Starved Mice.

mice on hands and knees

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mice feasting

Three Glad Mice

Three Glad Mice

Ate all they could

Ate all they could

Ate all they could

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They felt so happy they danced with glee;

But the Farmer’s Wife came in to see

What might this merry-making be

Of three Glad Mice.

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farmer’s wife comes in

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farmer’s wife scolds

Three Poor Mice

Three Poor Mice

Soon changed their tone

Soon changed their tone

Soon changed their tone

The Farmer’s Wife said, “What are you at,

And why were you capering round like that?

Just wait a minute: I’ll fetch the Cat”

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Oh dear! Poor Mice.

farmer’s wife with gigantic cat

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Three Scared Mice

Three Scared Mice

Ran for their lives

Ran for their lives

Ran for their lives

 

They jumped out on to the window ledge;

The mention of “Cat” set their teeth on edge;

So they hid themselves in the bramble hedge,

These three Scared Mice.

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mice caught in brambles

Three Sad Mice

Three Sad Mice

What could they do?

What could they do?

What could they do?

The bramble hedge was most unkind:

It scratched their eyes and made them blind,

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And soon each Mouse went out of his mind,

These three Sad Mice.

staggering mice

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blundering mice

Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice

See how they run

See how they run

See how they run

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They all ran after the Farmer’s Wife,

Who cut off their tails with the carving knife.

Did you ever see such a sight in your life

As three Blind Mice?

farmer’s wife with tails

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‘This smells like a Chemist’s’

Three Sick Mice

Three Sick Mice

Gave way to tears

Gave way to tears

Gave way to tears

They could not see and they had no end;

They sought a Chemist and found a Friend

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He gave them some “Never too late to mend,”

These Three Sick Mice.

mice with medicine bottle

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mice applying medicine

Three Wise Mice

Three Wise Mice

Rubbed rubbed away

Rubbed rubbed away

Rubbed rubbed away

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And soon their tails began to grow,

And their eyes recovered their sight, you know;

They looked in the glass and it told them so.

These three Wise Mice.

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mice looking in mirrors

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WOOD, NIBBLER & Co.’s WORLD-FAMED GNAW MILLS /
CHIPS MADE BY EXPERIENCED MICE.

Three Proud Mice

Three Proud Mice

Soon settled down

Soon settled down

Soon settled down

 

The name of their house I cannot tell,

But they’ve learnt a trade and are doing well.

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If you call upon them, ring the bell

Three times twice.

 
 
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FINIS

 

PRINTED FOR THE PUBLISHERS BY W. & J. MACKAY & CO., LTD., CHATHAM.

Reduced illustration from ‘Johnny Crow’s Party’

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Front Cover

Complete Version
of ye

THREE BLIND MICE
(Illustration)
by John W. Ivimey
Illustrated by Walton Corbould
London   FREDERICK WARNE & CO. LTD.   New York

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“Three Blind Mice.” Round (or Canon) for Three Voices.

Moderately Quick.

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,

See how they run!
See how they run!
See how they run!

They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life

As three blind mice?

Twice through and finish at pause.

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