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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. VI–IX: British
 
Simple Simon
Nursery Rhymes
 
SIMPLE SIMON met a pieman
  Going to the fair.
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
“Let me taste your ware.”
 
Says the pieman to Simple Simon,        5
  “Show me first your penny.”
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
  “Indeed, I have not any.”
 
Simple Simon went a-fishing,
  For to catch a whale.        10
All the water he had got
  Was in his mother’s pail!
 
 
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