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Fri, 22 Aug 2008
They went to sea in a sieve they did, they went to sea in a sieve, all on Riddle me ree.
|centreTHEY WENT TO
SEA IN A SIEVE
They went to sea in
a sieve, they did, in a sieve they went to
In spite of all their friends could
On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
a sieve they went to sea!
And when the sieve
turned round and round,
And everyone cried,
"You'll all be drowned!"
They cried 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
Far and few, far and few,
Are the lands
where the Jumblies live; their heads are
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 a pinky
paper all folded and neat, and they fastened it
down with a pin.
And they passed the night in a
And each of them said, "How wise
Though the sky be dark and the voyage be
Yet we never can think we were rash, or
While round in our sieve we
They sailed to the Western sea they
did, to a land all covered with trees.
bought an Owl, and a useful Cart,
And a pound of
Rice and a Cranberry Tart, and a hive of Silvery
And they bought a Pig, and some Green
And a lovely Monkey with Lollipop
And forty bottles of Ring-Bo-Ree,
no end of Stilton Cheese.
And in twenty
years they all came back, in twenty years or
And everyone said, "How tall they've
For they've been to the lakes
Torrible Zone, and the hills of the Chankly
And they drank their health, and gave
them a feast;
Of dumplings made of beautiful
And everyone said, "If only we 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
Their heds ar green and their hands are
And they went to sea in a sieve.
By the One, and Only, Mr Edward Lear.
quite a few more verses to tis, too many to put on
here, but should anyone want the whole poem I have
it along with very many E. Lears.
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