There Was a Little Guinea-Pig

DESCRIPTION: "There was a little guinea pig, Who, being little, was not big. He always walked upon his feet, And never fasted when he'd eat." "When from a place he ran away, he never at that place did stay." The tale continues with similar tautologies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1784 (Gammer Gurton's Garland, according to Opie-Oxford2)
KEYWORDS: animal humorous
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 197, "There was a little guinea-pig" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #74, pp. 80-81, "(There was a little Guinea-pig)"
Jack, p. 206, "There Was a Little Guinea Pig" (1 text)

Roud #19795
File: OO2197

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