Mary's lamb

Mary had a lazy lamb
Its fleece was black as soot,
And no matter where Mary went,
The lamb moved not a foot.

    The lazy lamb grew rather stout     
Whilst Mary became thinner,
She gave the lamb a hefty clout,
And had roast lamb for dinner.

The original, much sweeter nursery rhyme, 'Mary had a Little Lamb' was first published by Capen & Lyon, a publishing company in Boston, USA. 
It was based on a true story of how a certain Mary Sawyer took her pet lamb with her to school one day and caused a general distraction. Such were the innocent times. Click here for more information.

Parody and images © Mirino. January, 2016

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