I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed…London

I know an old lady who swallowed the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a Penge
Got her revenge by swallowing Penge
She swallowed the Penge to catch the Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a Catford
Imagine that, to swallow a Catford.
She swallowed the Catford to catch the Penge
She swallowed the Penge to catch the Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed the Isle of Dogs
The biggest of hogs, to swallow the Dogs
She swallowed the Isle of Dogs to catch the Catford
She swallowed the Catford to catch the Penge
She swallowed the Penge to catch the Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a Sutton
What a big glutton, to swallow a Sutton
She swallowed the Sutton to catch Isle of Dogs
She swallowed the Isle of Dogs to catch the Catford
She swallowed the Catford to catch the Penge
She swallowed the Penge to catch the Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a Bow
I don’t know how she swallowed a Bow
She swallowed the Bow to catch the Sutton
She swallowed the Sutton to catch Isle of Dogs
She swallowed the Isle of Dogs to catch the Catford
She swallowed the Catford to catch the Penge
She swallowed the Penge to catch the Rotherhither
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her
She swallowed the Rotherhither to catch the Rye
I don’t know why she ate Peckham Rye
Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed the crowd control tactics of the Metropolitan Police Force
She’s dead, of course.

Image of an edible London by MykReeve in the Londonist Flickr pool.

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  • Dave H

    Speechless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristee.quinn Kristee Quinn

    the map is back the front