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He had Ten Thousand Men (a new take on an old nursery rhyme)

07 Jul

He had Ten Thousand Men…

 1

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again

 2

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

3

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand cats
They scratched their way to the top of the hill
And scratched back down – it’s a fact!

4

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

5

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand snails
They slithered they way to the top of the hill
And slid back on slimy trails

6

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

 7

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand mice
They scurried right up to the top of the hill
Not once, not twice, but THRICE!

8

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

9

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand ants
They marched their way to the top of the hill
And marched back down, so grand

 10

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

11

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand skunks
They smelt their way to the top of the hill
And came back down like monks?

 12

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

 13

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand fish
They swam their way to the top of the hill
And swam back down with chips

14

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down

 15

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand birds
They flew right over the top of the hill
Far away, but, hey, that’s birds!

 16

And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
But when they were gone, so truly gone
They were surely not up or down

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