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Off The Ground

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Three jolly Farmers
Once bet a pound
Each dance the others would
Off the ground.
Out of their coats
They slipped right soon,
And neat and nicesome
Put each his shoon.
One--Two--Three!
And away they go,
Not too fast,
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christine sanford 29 January 2021
i live in NovaScotia CANADA
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christine sanford 29 January 2021
learned this poem in the little one room schoolin the 50ies i could picture the jolly farmers then as i can now in my mind's eve 65 years later
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Mike Lowe 25 November 2020
We learned this poem in school in Ramsgate, Kent, back in 1952. Today is the first time I've seen the words since, and could remember most of them. Isn't the human brain wonderful! Almost 70 years ago, and now a world away from those bucolic English scenes, in New Zealand.
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rosemary keyte 31 July 2020
We read this in school. Second form(now year 8) . We had to do a do a drawing for homework depicting the poem. Mine was greatly praised by our teacher! That was in 1963. I still have my drawing!
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Raymond Lee 14 April 2018
Yes...I remember this too..from school. We sung this in the school choir...loved it then and still do...at 66! ......Walter De La Mere! ....didn't know that........Still learning! ..
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Deborah Bullen 16 June 2017
Can remember my school headmaster reading us this poem when I was about 9. I am now 60 and just found it on your site and love it still
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Neil Harvey 13 November 2017
Our headmaster (Mr B M Luke) read it to us also (Barncoose CP School) ..
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