There was a monkey climbed a tree,
when he fell down, then down fell he.
There was a crow sat on a stone,
when he was gone, then there was none.
There was an old wife did eat an apple,
when she ate two, she ate a couple.
There was a horse going to the mill,
when he went on, he stood not still.
There was a butcher cut his thumb,
when it did bleed, then blood did come.
There was a lackey ran a race,
when he ran fast, he ran apace.
There was a cobbler clouting shoon,
when they were mended, they were done.
There was a chandler making candle,
when he them stripped, he did them handle.
There was a navy went to Spain,
when it returned, it came again.