― Sing a song of sixpence, ∙ A pocket full of rye. ∙ Four and twenty blackbirds, ∙ Baked in a pie. ∙ When the pie was opened, ∙ The birds began to sing; ∙ Wasn't that a dainty dish, ∙ To set before the king? ∙ The king was in his counting house, ∙ Counting out his money; ∙ The queen was in the parlour, ∙ Eating bread and honey. ∙ The maid was in the garden, ∙ Hanging out the clothes; ∙ When down came [...].