The Elfin Knight

No: 2; variant: 2K

  1. MY father left me three acres of land, Sing ivy, sing ivy My father left me three acres of land. Sing holly, go whistle and ivy
  2. I ploughed it with a ram’s horn, And sowed it all over with one pepper corn.
  3. I harrowed it with a bramble bush, And reaped it with my little penknife.
  4. I got the mice to carry it to the barn, And thrashed it with a goose’s quill.
  5. I got the cat to carry it to the mill; The miller he swore he would have her paw, And the cat she swore she would scratch his face.