See Saw

GET into the boat and away to the west,

See-saw ! see-saw !

For they’ve cut down the tree with the poor linnet’s nest,

See- saw ! see-saw !

The bulrushes nod and the water-lilies sigh,

See-saw ! see-saw !

And all of us know the sad reason why,

See-saw ! see-saw !

For, oh ! the tree – the tree’s cut down,

And every one of its leaves are brown ;

And in the field the children play,

But the little linnet has flown away :

Oh, dear ! oh, dear ! oh, dear !