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A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea – Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

A beautifully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, songs and poems to treasure and share. Irish favourites like ‘Brian O’Linn’ and ‘I’ll Tell Me Ma’, classics such as ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ and ‘Monday’s Child’, silly rhymes that every child will love like ‘Beans’, ‘Pardon Me’ and ‘On Top of Spaghetti’, as well as magical verses written by Oscar Wilde, Alice Taylor, Julie O’Callaghan, James Joyce and others. Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, wiggly worms and rattlin’ bogs – they’re all here, and more. Rhymes, songs and verses to delight any child!

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