Simon Brodie had a cow;
He lost his cow and could not find her;
When he had done what man could do,
'The cow came home and her tail behind her.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This nursery rhyme can be found in The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson (with some graphical editing of the above image by Lisa Yannucci).