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Tom, Tom of Islington

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Tom, Tom of Islington
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Tom, Tom of Islington,
Married a wife on Sunday,
Bro't her home on Monday,
Hired a house on Tuesday,
Fed her well on Wednesday,
Sick was she on Thursday,
Dead was she on Friday,
Sad was Tom on Saturday,
To bury his wife on Sunday.

Tom, Tom of Islington
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 
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