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1 Piping down the valleys wild,
2 Piping songs of pleasant glee,
3 On a cloud I saw a child,
4 And he laughing said to me:
5 "Pipe a song about a Lamb!"
6 So I piped with merry cheer.
7 "Piper, pipe that song again;"
8 So I piped: he wept to hear.
9 "Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;
10 Sing thy songs of happy cheer:"
11 So I sung the same again,
12 While he wept with joy to hear.
13 "Piper, sit thee down and write
14 In a book, that all may read."
15 So he vanish'd from my sight,
16 And I pluck'd a hollow reed,
17 And I made a rural pen,
18 And I stain'd the water clear,
19 And I wrote my happy songs
20 Every child may joy to hear.
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