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On a bright sunny day, all the animals said,
"Wouldn't it be nice to have some bread?"

The little red hen and her chicks of ten
They started to lead the way.

"Who will help me plant some seed?"
Said the Little Red Hen to her animal friends.

"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,
"Not I," said the billy goat.

So the hen and her chicks did all the work
While her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

They planted all the seed.

"Who will help me cut the wheat?"
Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,
"Not I," said the billy goat.

So the hen and her chicks did all the work
While her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

They cut down all the wheat.

"Who will help me mill the wheat?"
Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog,
"Not I," said the billy goat.

So the hen and her chicks did all the work
while her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

They milled that wheat to flour.

"Who will help me bake some bread?"
Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

"Not I," said the cat.  "Not I," said the dog.
"Not I," said the billy goat.

So the hen and her chicks did all the work
while her animal friends did nothing, but smirk.

They turned that flour to bread.

"Who will help me eat the bread?"
Said the little red hen to her animal friends.

"I will," said the cat.  "I will," said the dog.
"I will," said the billy goat.

But the little red hen just shook her head
And she told them that they had to work for bread.

The cat felt ashamed, the dog felt to blame
and so did the billy goat.

So the hen and her chicks ate all the bread
while her animal friends just watched instead.

Next time there's a task, you won't need to ask
the cat, dog, and billy goat.


Copyright 2005 Shauna Tominey
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