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2. The Boat Song
Sail in my boat
Like a bird on the wing,
On then, the sailors cry.
Carry us over the sea as we sing
Under the sunset sky
3. Old English spellings
Hugh's naughty daughter
caught a rough tough cough,
so Hugh thought he ought to have brought her
some dough, eight weights in a sleigh,
and a bright light for the night,
but he was taught not to laugh
for he caught her cough too.
5. French spellings.
Louis took his fiancee
to the theatre and the ballet and a cabaret and a cafe
and a restaurant at a chalet,
and she lounged by the bureau
eating eclairs and meringues
and drinking champagne and cognac.
And in French the vowel letters
4. The Elephant Sing-Song
Down by the green trees
I saw the elephants.
In and out and up and down and around and about
went the elephants
all among the green trees.
Here and there and back again,
Through and where and how and when,
Why and which and was and who,
With if and will and does not too.
No one knows quite what elephants want to do.
What they would and could and should.
Some say yes, but others said no,
As many more elephants come just so.
Because this is what lots of them like, you know.
And now, look out, for off they go.
When you can read all this song,
6. Spellings from the Greek
PH PS PN
CH for chemist and architect
Through the room and outside the house too
of an indelible exhibition