Calico Pie

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Calico Pie is from Edward Lear's collection of poems, The Jumblies, and Other Nonsense Verses (1910?). Lear's poems continue to delight and build confidence in early readers.
An illustration for the story Calico Pie by the author Edward Lear An illustration for the story Calico Pie by the author Edward Lear An illustration for the story Calico Pie by the author Edward Lear

illustration for Calico Pie 1 I. CALICO Pie, The Little Birds fly Down to the calico tree, Their wings were blue, And they sang “Tilly-loo!” Till away they flew,— And they never came back to me! They never came back! They never came back! They never came back to me! illustration for Calico Pie 2 II. Calico Jam, The little Fish swam Over the syllabub sea, He took off his hat, To the Sole and the Sprat, And the Willeby-wat,— But he never came back to me! He never came back! He never came back! He never came back to me! III. Calico Ban, The little Mice ran, To be ready in time for tea, Flippity flup, They drank it all up, And danced in the cup,— But they never came back to me! They never came back! They never came back! They never came back to me! IV. Calico Drum, The Grasshoppers come, The Butterfly, Beetle, and Bee, Over the ground, Around and around, With a hop and a bound— But they never came back! They never came back! They never came back! They never came back to me! illustration for Calico Pie 3


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