Johnny Crow’s Garden

Following the March theme of National Read Aloud month, I am sharing another lovely story about Johnny Crow by L. Leslie Brooke. This one is titled Johnny Crow’s Garden. It is read aloud by someone, but I am not certain whom. I got the files from the Project Gutenberg e-book series. I hope you enjoy it. =) Click the following title (Johnny Crow’s Garden) to listen:

Johnny Crow’s Garden

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JOHNNY CROW’S GARDEN

A PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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First Edition, 1903

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JOHNNY CROW’S GARDEN.

 

Johnny Crow Would dig and sow
Johnny Crow
Would dig and sow

 

Till he made a little Garden.
Till he made a little Garden.

 

And the Lion
And the Lion

 

Had a green and yellow Tie on
Had a green and yellow Tie on

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Rat Wore a Feather in his Hat
And the Rat
Wore a Feather in his Hat

 

But the Bear Had nothing to wear
But the Bear
Had nothing to wear

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

So the Ape
So the Ape

 

Took his Measure with a Tape
Took his Measure with a Tape

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

Then the Crane
Then the Crane

 

Was caught in the Rain
Was caught in the Rain

 

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Beaver Was afraid he had a Fever
And the Beaver
Was afraid he had a Fever

 

But the Goat Said:
But the Goat
Said:

 

"It's nothing but his Throat!"
“It’s nothing but his Throat!”

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Pig Danced a Jig
And the Pig
Danced a Jig

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

Then the Stork Gave a Philosophic Talk
Then the Stork
Gave a Philosophic Talk

 

Till the Hippopotami Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"
Till the Hippopotami
Said: “Ask no further ‘What am I?'”

 

While the Elephant Said something quite irrelevant
While the Elephant
Said something quite irrelevant

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Goose-- Well,
And the Goose–
Well,

 

the Goose was a Goose
the Goose was a Goose

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Mouse
And the Mouse

 

Built himself a little House
Built himself a little House

 

Where the Cat
Where the Cat

 

Sat down beside the Mat
Sat down beside the Mat

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Whale
And the Whale

 

Told a very long Tale
Told a very long Tale

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Owl Was a funny old Fowl
And the Owl
Was a funny old Fowl

 

And the Fox
And the Fox

 

Put them all in the Stocks
Put them all in the Stocks

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

But Johnny Crow He let them go
But Johnny Crow
He let them go

 

And they all sat down to their dinner in a row
And they all sat down
to their dinner in a row

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

“GOOD-BYE!”

This eBook (Johnny Crow’s Garden) is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net

 

Johnny Crow’s Party

March is National Real Aloud month and so, I will do just that—read aloud. I will read aloud and record a story for you. It is public domain provided by Project Gutenberg. As you may have noticed by the title, it is crow related. =) And so, grab a cup of tea, sit back and turn the volume up and listen to a story. I will include the pictures as well! =) I hope you enjoy it.

Johnny Crow’s Party read by Me

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JOHNNY CROW’S PARTY

ANOTHER PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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JOHNNY CROW’S PARTY


 

Johnny Crow Plied Rake and Hoe
Johnny Crow
Plied Rake and Hoe

 

And improved his little Garden.
And improved his little Garden.

 

And the Eagle
And the Eagle

 

Looked quite regal
Looked quite regal

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden
In Johnny Crow’s Garden

 

And the Cockatoo Said "Comment vous portez vous?"
And the Cockatoo
Said “Comment vous portez vous?”

 

And the Gander
And the Gander

 

Didn't understand her;
Didn’t understand her;

 

But the Flamingo Talked the same lingo
But the Flamingo
Talked the same lingo

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Bear
And the Bear

 

Sang a sentimental Air,
Sang a sentimental Air,

 

But the Giraffe Was inclined to laugh;
But the Giraffe
Was inclined to laugh;

 

Even the Duckling Couldn't help chuckling In Johnny Crow's Garden.
Even the Duckling
Couldn’t help chuckling
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

Then the Snake
Then the Snake

 

Got entangled with the rake
Got entangled with the rake

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

And the Cock
And the Cock

 

Had a very nasty knock;
Had a very nasty knock;

 

So the Hen Said:
So the Hen
Said:

 

"We'll never come again
“We’ll never come again

 

To Johnny Crow's Garden!"
To Johnny Crow’s Garden!”

 

And the Sheep
And the Sheep

 

Went to sleep,
Went to sleep,

 

And the Armadillo
And the Armadillo

 

Used him for a pillow;
Used him for a pillow;

 

And the Porcupine
And the Porcupine

 

Said: "Wake me if for talk you pine!"
Said: “Wake me if for talk you pine!”

 

In Johnny Crow's
In Johnny Crow’s

 

Garden.
Garden.

 

And the Kangaroo
And the Kangaroo

 

Tried to paint the Roses blue
Tried to paint the Roses blue

 

Till the Camel Swallowed the Enamel.
Till the Camel
Swallowed the Enamel.

 

  And the Reindeer Said: "I'm sorry for your pain, dear!"

And the Reindeer
Said: “I’m sorry for your pain, dear!”

 

In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

So the Chimpanzee Put the Kettle on for Tea;
So the Chimpanzee
Put the Kettle on for Tea;

 

And the Seal
And the Seal

 

Made a very big Meal;
Made a very big Meal;

 

While the Sole Shared a Muffin with the Mole In Johnny Crow's Garden.
While the Sole
Shared a Muffin with the Mole
In Johnny Crow’s Garden.

 

  Then they picked the Flowers, and wandered in the Maze, And before they went their several ways

Then they picked the Flowers, and
wandered in the Maze,
And before they went their several ways

 

They all joined together In a Hearty Vote of Praise
They all joined together
In a Hearty Vote of Praise

 

Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.
Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.

 

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OTHER BOOKS WITH

DRAWINGS BY LESLIE BROOKE.

JOHNNY CROW’S GARDEN

JOHNNY CROW’S NEW GARDEN

THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK
(The Golden Goose Tom Thumb The 3 Bears The 3 Little Pigs)

RING O’ ROSES A collection of Old Nursery Rhymes

THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD and Other Old Fairy Stories

A ROUNDABOUT TURN By ROBERT H. CHARLES

THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK Edited by ANDREW LANG

THE TAILOR AND THE CROW

 

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Disclaimer: This eBook (Johnny Crow’s Party) is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net. The audio recording is mine—please do note where you got it (Corvid Corner), if you do redistribute it. Thanks. =)

Magpie (pica pica) Rhymes

One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told.
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One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a wedding
Four for a birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven you’ll see the de’il himsel’
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One for sorrow, two for joy;
Three for a girl, four for a boy;
Five for silver, six for gold;
Seven for a secret, never to be told;
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss;
Ten for a bird that’s best to miss.
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I cross the magpie
The magpie crosses me,
Back luck to the magpie,
And good luck to me.
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