There was an Old Lady (a song)

Written by Adapted by Philadelphia Reads
Illustrated by Shaina Anderson

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There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider
that wriggled and wiggled and jiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

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There was an old lady who swallowed a bird.
How absurd to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider;
she swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Fancy that, to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird;
she swallowed the bird to catch the spider;
she swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

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There was an old lady who swallowed a dog.
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;
she swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

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There was an old lady who swallowed a cow.
I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow 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;
she swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die!

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There was an old lady who swallowed a horse.
She’s dead, of course!

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