Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat
A Nonsense Song by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped in a five pound note.
The owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


  1. hi julia, joyknitt thinks your owl and pussycat, plus the peagreen boat, are lovely,

  2. Oooh, what joyful memories you've just brought back for me! I loved the song of the Owl and the Pussycat so much when I was itsy!
    I think your owl, pussycat and peagreen boat and spectacular!!!! They've made me smile lots, thanks!
    NĂ  x

  3. Hiya Julia
    what a fabby idea to do not just the owl and the pussycat, but the boat as well in knitting! I have an inkling that the mast is a knitting needle or crochet hook... I like it!

    Cheers for your lovely comment.

    Best wishes
    Joey x

  4. Very cute, I've always loved this poem!

  5. they're amazing! I'd forgotten about this poem.. I used to recite it when i was little..i love it (^_^)

    Thankyou for the nice reminder!

    Chloe x

  6. I love that song. I'm trying to make my daughter like it too!
    Love your little toys too!


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