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Poem by Alan Alexander Milne


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-
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


Alan Alexander Milne's other poems:
  1. The Wrong House
  2. Sand-Between-The-Toes
  3. Independence
  4. The Dormouse and the Doctor
  5. Twice Times


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