The sausage is a cunning bird- childrens rhyme

“The sausage is a cunning bird
With feathers long and wavy;
It swims about the frying pan
And makes its nest in gravy”

Found this gem while reading a very good book ‘The lore and language of schoolchildren’ by Iona and Peter Opie. A study of the songs and rhymes children sing and how they spread and change. Fascinating how old rhymes stay mostly in tact over decades, but children often believe that they (or someone they know) invited it.

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