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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7833
AUTHOR:Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
QUOTATION:On a tree by a river a little tomtit
Sang “Willow, titwillow, titwillow”
And I said to him, “Dicky-bird, why do you sit
Singing ‘Willow, titwillow, titwillow?’


“Is it weakness of intellect, birdie?” I cried,
“Or a rather tough worm in your little inside?”
With a shake of his poor little head he replied,
“Oh, Willow, titwillow, titwillow!”
ATTRIBUTION:The Suicide’s Grave.
 

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