A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes/Nursery Songs/XXII. THE TREE IN THE WOOD

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A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes by Sabine Baring-Gould
Nursery Songs/XXII. THE TREE IN THE WOOD

All in a wood there grew a fine tree,
The finest tree that ever you did see,
And the green grass grew around, around, around,
And the green grass grew around.
And on this tree there grew a fine bough,
The finest bough that ever you did see,
And the bough on the tree, and the tree in the wood,
And the green leaves flourished thereon, thereon, thereon,
And the green leaves flourished thereon.
And on this bough there a fine twig,
The finest twig that ever you did see,
And the twig on the bough, and the bough in the tree, and the tree in
the wood,
And the green leaves flourished thereon, etc.
And on this twig there stood a fine nest,
The finest nest that ever you did see,
And the nest on the twig, and the twig on the bough, etc.
And in this nest there sat a fine bird,
The finest bird, etc.
And on this bird there grew a fine feather,
The finest feather, etc.
And of this feather was made a fine bed,
The finest bed, etc.
And on this bed was laid a fine mother,
The finest mother, etc.
In the arms of this mother was laid a fine babe,
The finest babe, etc.
And the babe he grew up and became a fine boy,
The finest boy, etc.
And boy put an acorn all into the earth,
The finest acorn, etc.
And out of this acorn there grew a fine tree,
The finest tree, etc.