Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Jill sued Jack and Jack sued back,
The judge is going to fine her;
Now the pail's been sent to jail
For abandoning a minor.

We'll sue Jack and he'll sue Jill,
The hill is suing for scandal;
The water says he'll sue the press -
And everyone's suing the handle.

from When Jack Sued Jill: Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times (Ebury Press, 2006), copyright © Felix Dennis 2006, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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