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Posted By: Azizi
25-Feb-07 - 01:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs about Rabbits
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about Rabbits.
Here's another Mudcat thread about rabbit songs & rhymes:

thread.cfm?threadid=69479&messages=11#1178598 RE: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit.

Because they fit here, I'm reposting two examples from that thread:

Subject: RE: There once was a rabbit
From: Amos - PM
Date: 05 May 04 - 12:19 PM

Rabbit Poem

There was once a rabbit
Developed the habit,
Of twitching the end of his nose.
His sisters and brothers
And various others
Said, "Notice the way that it goes".

Now one clever bunny
Said, "That's very funny,
I'll practise it down in the dell".
The rest said, "If he can,
I'm positive we can".
And did it remarkably well.

Now all the world over,
Where rabbits eat clover,
And burrow and scratch with their toes,
There isn't a rabbit,
Who hasn't the habit,
Of twitching the end of its nose.

[the author of this rhyme was given in that thread as Georgia Roberts Durston, an American]


Subject: RE: Lyr Req: There once was a rabbit developed a habit
Date: 18 Nov 04 - 02:33 AM

An old recording of Josh White had a track on it referring to rabbit habits.

Something like:

Jack the Rabbit
Had a bad habit
Ate up the corn
And all the cabbage
But I took him down
To the low low ground
And I cured that fool
Of his bad habit.

(The cut was titled "Don't Lie Buddy")