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Alan Alexander Milne (Алан Александр Милн)


In the Fashion


A lion has a tail and a very fine tail
And so has an elephant and so has a whale,
And so has a crocodile, and so has a quail-
They’ve all got tails but me.

If I had sixpence I would buy one;
I’d say to the shopman, ‘Let me try one’;
I’d say to the elephant, ‘This is my one.’
They’d all come round to see.

Then I’d say to the lion, ‘Why, you’ve got a tail!
And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!
And, look! There’s a crocodile! He’s got a tail!
You’ve all got tails like me!’ 



Alan Alexander Milne's other poems:
  1. The Mirror
  2. Jonathan Jo
  3. Happiness
  4. The Wrong House
  5. Swing Song


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