There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird

How absurd to swallow a bird!

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat

How is it that she swallowed a cat?

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog

What a hog to swallow a dog!

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow

I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!

She swallowed the cow to catch the dog

She swallowed the dog to catch the cat

She swallowed the cat to catch the bird

She swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her

She swallowed the spider to catch the fly

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly

Perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse

She’s dead, of course!

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