i know an old lady who swallowed a fly

anonymous asked:

O m g what is this nursery rhyme??

AAAAAA it was called ‘there was an old lady who swallowed a fly’ and it was a children’s book

one of the first lines is literally “I don’t know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she’ll die!”

god we were wild as kids. we accepted literally anything

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider, that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.

How absurd to swallow a bird!

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider, that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.

Imagine that to swallow a cat!

She swallowed a cat the catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.

My, what a hog to swallow a dog!

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat.

Just opened her throat to swallow the goat!

She swallowed the goat to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, the wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow.

I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!?

She swallowed the cow to catch the goat, She swallowed the goat to catch the dog, She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, the wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse, She’s dead, of course!