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I know an old lady who swallowed a fly
Last updated: 22.04.17
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I do not know when I first heard and learned "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly" but it must have been in my early teens, perhaps when I was a sea scout, and the singer was probably Burl Ives. I sing it very often and it goes down well with German audiences. Because they are generally first-time listeners, the punch line "She's dead, of course!" always brings laughter.
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