Mary Had A Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, His foot was black as soot, And into Mary’s bread and jam His sooty foot he put. Mary nabbed her little lamb And poured herself a lager, “If you do that again,” she said, “I’ll pop you in the Aga!”
First verse from Geoffrey Wellum, leader of a Spitfi re patrol, identifying himself to base to avoid being mistaken for a German pilot during the Battle of Britain 1940. From his biography First Flight (Penguin 2002).
Poem Published in the following books: Nursery Rhymes For Modern Times