I received this question recently:
I am wondering if anyone knows the origin of this little ditty. My English mother used to sing it;
A Chicken, a Chicken, a Crane, a Crow
A chicken, a chicken, a crane, a crow,
Went down to the brook to wash his big toe,
And when he got there the chicken was dead,
With a pile of coal laid over his head.
What time is it old buzzard?
Time to go to bed!
If anyone can help out, please comment below. Thanks!
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