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Poem by Alan Alexander Milne


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
Theyve all got tails but me.

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

Then Id say to the lion, Why, youve got a tail!
And so has the elephant, and so has the whale!
And, look! Theres a crocodile! Hes got a tail!
Youve all got tails like me! 

Alan Alexander Milne

Poem Theme: Alan Alexander Milne

Alan Alexander Milne's other poems:
  1. The Christening
  2. Twinkletoes
  3. Daffodowndilly
  4. Independence
  5. The Dormouse and the Doctor

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