I Saw a Jolly Hunter

I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun

In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare
Saw the jolly hunter
Took jolly care

Hunter jolly eager
Sight of jolly prey
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.

Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone
Jolly old safety-catch
Not jolly on.

Bang went the jolly gun
Hunter jolly dead
Jolly hare got clean away
Jolly good I said.

Charles Causley