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Variations on a theme: "Hickory, Dickory, Dock" A School Daze Entry
The Rat Race

Hickory dickory dock,
the mouse was quite a jock.
He’d time his run
just for fun
by the count of the ticking clock.

Dickery, dickery, dare,
the mouse was unaware.
Watched by cat eyes,
he was the prize!
The mouse had better beware!

In a race around the block,
the mouse had quite a shock –
With warnings, unheeded,
he found that he needed
a kick or a stick or a doc!

An entry for "School Daze Nursery Rhyme Extravaganza [E]

Based on the nursery rhyme “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” found at http://www.zelo.com/family/nursery/hickory.asp where it was noted that “Dickery, Dickery, Dare” is often used as the second stanza to this rhyme.

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