Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And can't tell where to find them.
Leave them alone, And they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them
Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
And dreamt she heard them bleating; But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
For still they all were fleeting.
Then up she took her little crook, Determined for to find them;
She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
For they'd left all their tails behind 'em!
It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
Unto a meadow hard by--
There she espied their tails, side by side, All hung on a tree to dry.
She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye, And over the hillocks she raced;
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
That each tail should be properly placed.