Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where
to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home,
And bring their
tails behind them.
Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them
But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For still they all were
Then up she took her little crook,
Determined for to find
She, found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they’d left
all their tails behind ‘em!
It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
Unto a meadow hard
There she espied their tails, side by side,
All hung on a tree to
She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
And over the hillocks
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
tail should be properly placed.