Elsie Marley is grown so fine,
She won't get up to feed the swine,
But lies in bed till eight or nine.
Lazy Elsie Marley.
Here's a variation:
Elsie Marley has grown so fine,
She won't get up to serve the swine;
But lies in bed till eight or nine,
And surely she does take her time.
Photos & Illustrations
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The 1st illustration comes from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose (1881). The 2nd illustration comes from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.