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CHILDREN'S BOOK 

COLLECTION 

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LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA * 
LOS ANGELES 




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TOMMY THUMB'S ' 

SONG-BOOK, 

FOR. ALL LITTLB 

.5TERS AND MISSES. 

To be Sung to them by their Nuries till 
they can (ing them themfeives* 



BY NURSE LOVECHILD. 



To which is prefixed 
A Letter from a Lady on Nursing* 



GLASGOW: 

Published by 
/. LUMSDEN & SON, 

1813, 



TO 

NURSE LOVECHILD. 

Dear Nurfe, 

YOUR diligence and tendernefs in 
bringing up my children, will al- 
ways command my utmoft endea- 
vours to ferve you. And as I can- 
not but approve, fo I recommend 
this your laudable defign, of com- 
piling a Collection of Songs, fo 
fit for the capacities of Infants, 
both in words and tunes,by which 
they are often lull'd to reft, when 
crofs, and in great pain. The 
firil Songs are very fuitably com- 
pof'd for a Baby, but pray be 
careful, not to fmg them too 
loud; left you frighten the child, 
when you defign to lull it to sleep, 
er divert it; for you know, great 
care ought to be obferved as to 
the early fenie of children, feme 



arriving to a knowledge, and no- 
tice of animals and their founds, 
much earlier than others. 

And now I am fpeaking of 
frights, I will recommend a me- 
thod that is very ufeful, to pre- 
vent them in fome cafes, fuch as 
in maki; g them familiar with 
domeftic, or other animals, as the 
Dog, Cat, Horfe, Cow, &c. by 
perl'uading them to" ftroke, or 
touch them, as they happen to 
fall in their \\v.y, which will make 
them as they grow up, bold in 
their carriage, to all Inch crea- 
t.ires, otherwise timorous to a 
misfortune, 

But this in particular, I infift 
on, above all others, that you ne- 
ver mention a Bull Beggjr, Tom 
Poker, Raw Read and Bloody 
Bones, &c. led you make fuch 



frightful impressions on their ten- 
der minds, as may never be era- 
dicated 

Likewise, as many of the fol- 
lowing songs while the Nurses 
are singing them, are attended 
with dancing, or exercifmg in- 
lantSj I seriously intreat all who 
liave the care of children, not to 
swing them by the arms with their 
keels backwards, left they dislo- 
cate their Backs, whch has ruin- 
ed many, a fine child. 

I hope your experienced fifter 
Nurses will not be displeased, as 
my design is not to diret them 5 
but as it very often happens, that 
young girls are entrusted with the 
care of children, I think these pre- 
cautions and songs may be of use 
to them, as they have been to, 
Yours, &e. 



ARTIFICIAL MEMORY 

FOR. 

INFANTS ; 

WHEREBY 

They may Acquire 

THE 

KNOWLEDGE OF ANIMALS, 

AND 

Some of their Sounds, 

BEFORE 

They can go or speak. 



Although this invention is calculated 
for the diverfion of infants, yet it will 
afford great pleafure to the Parent 
and Nurfe, to obferve the progress, 
and furprifing difference in the early 
fenfe of their children. 

The method I propofe, is that you 
firft (hew the child the following ani- 
mals, one at a time, and pronounce 
its found, as for example. 

Aik whick is the DOG ? then 
point to it, then afk what the DOG 
fays, then fay, 

BOW, WOW, WOW. 

and fo on to the reft, by which 
means, the child in a fhort time, will 
lie able to do the fame. 



Tommy Thumb's Song-Boot. 




Bow, wow, wow. 




Mew, Mew, Mew 



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Ne, he, he, he 




It 




Cock-a- doodk- doo 




r, Chatter, Chatter 




Buzz, buzz, buzz 




Coo, Coo, Coo 



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Roar, roar, roar 




Pretty, pretty Poll 




Mag, Msg, Ma? 




Hoot, hoot, Iicot 



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Caw, caw, caw 




B?.h ; bah, bah 




Quack, Quack, Quack 




Bray, bray, bray 




Squeak, fqueak, fqueafc 




Grunt, Grunt, Grunt 




Brow bender, 
Eye peeper, 
Nofe dropper, 
Mouth eater, 
Chin chopper 



3ABY BUNTING 




Lullaby Baby Bin -- 
"Vour . _ a hunting, 

To catch 2 : ikin, 

To wrap ti. -ting in 



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BABY ON THE TREE TOP 




Hufhaby baby 

On the tree top ; 
Whfn the wind blows 

The cradle will rock ; 
When the bough breaks 

The cradle will fall, 
Down tumbles baby, 

The cradle and all. 




Patty cake, patty cake, 

Baker's man, 
That I will master 

As fail as I can ; 
Pricket, and Pricket, 

And mark it with a T, 
And there will be enough 

For Tommy and thee. 



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PENNY A-DAY 




See- fa w, a penny a day, 

Tommy fhall have a new ir.after ; 
IV hy mull he have but a penny a- 
day? 

Bscaufc he can work no fafler. 



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LONDON BELLS. 




Two (licks and an Apple, 

Ring the bells at White-chapel ; 

Old father bald pate, 

Ring the belU at Aldgate ; 

Maids in white aprons, 

Ring the Dells at St Catherines ; 

Oranges and Itmons, 

Ring the bells at St Clements ; 

When will pay me ; 

Ring the bells at Old Bailey; 



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When I am rich, 

Ring the bells at FIcetditch ; 

When will that be ? 

Ring the bells at Stepney ; 

When I am old, 

Ring the bells at St Paul*. 



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LONDON BRIDGE 




London bridge 
Is broken down, 

Dance over my Lady Lee 5 
London bridge 
Is broken down, 

With a gay lady. 

How (hall we build 
It up again, 

With a gay lady ? 

Build it up with 
Gravel and ftone, 

Dance orer my Lady Lee ; 



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Build it up with 

Gravel and ftonc, 
With a gay lady ^ 

Gravel and ftone 

. Will wafh away, 

Dance over my Lady Lee ; 

Gravel and fxone 
v.-afh away, 
With a gay lady ; 

Build it up with 

Iron and 11 eel, 
Dance over my Lacy Le; ; 

Build it up with 

Iron and fceel, 
With a gay lady j 

Iron and ft eel 

Will hend and bow, 
Dance over my Lady Lee ; 

Iron and (Icel 

Will bend and bow, 
With a gay lady ; 

Build it up with 

Silver and gold, 



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Dance over my Lady Lee ; 
Build it up with 
Silver and gold, 

With a gay lady; 
Silver and gold 
Will be Horn away, 

Dance- over my Lady Lee ; 
Silver and gold 
Will be ftol'n away, 

With a gay lady ; 

Then we will fet 
A man to watch, 

Dance over my Lady Lee 3 
Then we will fet 
A man to watch 

With a gay Lady. 



TOM THUMB AND NURSE. 




Little Tommy Thumb, 
With his little pipe and drum, 

Is come to give you a dance ; 
-And LovechHd fo taper 
Will fhew you a caper, 

JDunoyer brought from France- 
She is pleaa'd that you look 
Into her little book, 

And like her fongs fo well, 
That her figures you know 
Btfore that you can go, 

And fing them before you canfpelh 



ROBIN AND BOBBIN. 




We will go to the wood. 

Says Robin to Bobbin, 
we will go to the wood, 

Says Richard to Robin ; 
* we will go to the wood, 

Says John and alone, 
we will go to the wood, 

Says evtry one 

We will (hoot at a wren, 
Says Robin to Bobbin, 



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We will (hoot at a wren, 
Says Richard to Ro: 
we will (hoot, &.c. 

She is down, (he is down, 
Says Robin to Bobbin, 

She is down, (he is down, 

Says Richard to Robin. 

She is down, &~. 

How fhall we get her home : 
Says Robin to Bobbin, 

How (hall we get her home ? 
Says Richard to Robin ? 

Howiiiali we get, &c. 

We will hire a cart. 

fays Robin to Bobbin, 
we will hire a cart, 

fays Richard to Robin. 
we will hire, S:c. 



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Then hoift her, hoifl her, 
tV;ys Robin to Bobbin, 

Thm hoi her, Ivv 
(ays R 



fr.ys Hob in to B !