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John Jones Laid Him Down

John Jones laid him down, for he wanted to doze,
But Flies would dance jigs on the tip of his Nose,
The Flies were good natured, but Johnny was not,
And fighting the Flies lie soon broke down his Cot.

John Jones then laid down on the sofa to doze,
But Flies' little feet would still tickle his Nose;
He then took his towel to give them a hit,
And ran round and round in a terrible fit.

John Jones lost his temper, John Jones lost his doze,
And for a fine fly-trap, would pay through the nose;
But John keeps his nose, and the Flies have their feet,
To make some more fun when they happen to meet.



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