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There was an Old Pumpkin…

Here’s a little Thanksgiving fun I had with a story I adapted from my favorite childhood book, I Know an Old Lady by Rose Bonne and Alan Mills 1961.

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There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a fly

I don’t know why the fly flew inside

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a spider

It slid down it’s sticky webbed spider hang glider

spider-web-at-corner-clip-artPumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly

But I don’t’ know why the fly flew inside

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a bird

Yes I said bird, you haven’t misheard

Cute Little Cartoon Bird-Pink and Yellow

Pumpkin swallowed the bird to catch the spider,

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Pumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don’t know why the fly flew inside.

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a cat,

A cat who was wearing a red striped top hat.

Pumpkin swallowed the cat to catch the bird.

Pumpkin swallowed the bird to catch the spider,

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Pumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly.

I don’t why the fly flew inside.

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a dog

Mistaking that dog for a barking tree frog.

Actual Barking Dog

(Actual Barking Dog)

Barking Tree Frog

Barking Tree Frog

Pumpkin swallowed the dog to catch the cat.

Pumpkin swallowed the cat, to catch the bird,

Pumpkin swallowed the bird to catch the spider,

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Pumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly.

I don’t know why the fly flew inside.

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a goat.

The goat was quite ill with a case of strep throat!

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Pumpkin swallowed the goat to catch the dog…

Pumpkin swallowed the dog to catch the cat.

Pumpkin swallowed the cat to catch the bird…

Pumpkin swallowed the bird to catch the spider

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Pumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly.

But I don’t know why the fly flew inside,

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a cow!

Just swallowed it down like a plate of cow chow.

Moooo

Moooo

Pumpkin swallowed the cow to catch the goat…

Pumpkin swallowed the goat to catch the dog…

Pumpkin swallowed the dog to catch the cat…

Pumpkin swallowed the cat to catch the bird…

Pumpkin swallowed the bird to catch the spider,

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Pumpkin swallowed the spider to catch the fly

But I don’t know why the fly flew inside.

Perhaps to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie.

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There was an old pumpkin who swallowed a horse

And most would agree as a matter of course

That this was the pumpkin’s great tour de force,

Until he exploded with monster truck force,

Exploding_Pumpkin

Releasing the cow and the goat and the dog

Who ran from the quivering, quaking squash bog

Out popped the cat and the bird and the spider

That slid down its sticky webbed spider hang glider.

Out flew the fly that had first flown inside,

Who managed to outfly the pumpkin high tide

he gathered the bits of the pumpkins insides;

INDEED to make Thanksgiving spiced pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

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Why The Nightingale Tales?

Andersen - The Nightingale - 005Welcome!!  I’m so glad you found your way to this page.  I decided to start The Nightingale Tales as a place where I can share my stories, poems, and ideas in an open, and simple format.  I am a critical care nurse by day, and I have a site that is devoted to more adult themed, and nurse oriented tales (nightingale chronicles), but here I would like to focus on writing for children.  As you can see I use the word Nightingale in each website, I honor both Florence Nightingale (the founder of modern day nursing), and the beautiful bird known for its melodic songs, and inspiring tales .  I enjoy making up stories, playing with themes, and seeing what I can create.  There is so much inspiration out there for children’s writing.  I have found many great websites along the way that inspire writing for children, and honing in on the craft of writing which I will share throughout this blog, and please feel free to share any treasures you may have stumbled upon.  Once again welcome to The Nightingale Tales, I hope you enjoy your time here.