Humpty Dumpty Song
by Lewis Carroll

"In winter when the fields are white,
I sing this song for your delight -- -
"In spring, when woods are getting green,
I'll try and tell you what I mean."
"In summer, when the days are long,
Perhaps you'll understand the song:
In autumn, when the leaves are brown
Take pen and ink and write it down, "
"I sent a message to the fish:
I told them 'This is what I wish.'
The little fishes of the sea,
The little fishes' answer was
'We cannot do it, Sir, because -- -'"
"I sent to them again to say
'It will be better to obey.'
The fishes answered with a grin,
'Why, what a temper you are in!'
I told them once, I told them twice:
They would not listen to advice.

I took a kettle large and new,
Fit for the deed I had to do.
My heart went hop, my heart went thump;
I filled the kettle at the pump.
Then some one came to me and said,
'The little fishes are in bed.'
I said to him, I said it plain,
"Then you must wake them up again.'
I said it very loud and clear;
I went and shouted in his ear."
"But he was very stiff and proud;
He said "You needn't shout so loud!'
And he was very proud and stiff;
He said, 'I'D go and wake them, if -- -'
I took a corkscrew from the shelf.
I went to wake them up myself.
And when I found the door was locked
I pulled and pushed and kicked and knocked.
And when I found the door was shut,
I tried to turn the handle, but -- -"