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Fun Alternative Nursery Rhymes
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

This is a 'shadow poem', ie parody, of the children's nursery rhyme: Old King Cole - but Old King Cole was a merry old soul and quite the opposite of King Kan.

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Old King Kan

Old King Kan was a miserable man

     And a miserable man was he.

He caused his wife both trouble and strife

     And screamed like a wild banshee.


A woman more kind you never would find,

    As I think you would surely agree,

But she killed King Kan – ahhh – poor old man -

     And then ran off with the fiddlers three three three


            And ran off with the fiddlers, three.


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