Once I Saw a Little Bird - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in Children's Literature, A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes (1920) by Charles Madison Curry and Erle Elsworth Clippinger. The 2nd illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. This rhyme and the 1st illustration can also be found in An Alphabet Of Old Friends (1874) by Walter Crane (Lisa Yannucci did some graphical editing of Crane's image).

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