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The Three Little Kittens

"The Three Little Kittens" is a traditional English nursery rhyme that dates back to the early 19th century. Its origins can be traced to a collection of poems titled as "The Gammer Gurton's Garland," published in London in 1810. The rhyme has become a staple in children's literature, cherished for its simple yet engaging narrative.

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,

And they began to cry, "Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,

That we have lost our mittens."


"What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!

Then you shall have no pie."

"Meow, meow, meow."

"Then you shall have no pie."


The three little kittens, they found their mittens,

And they began to cry, "Oh, mother dear, see here,

See here, our mittens we have found."


"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,

And you may have some pie."

"Purr, purr, purr."

"Oh, let us have the pie."

History Of The Poem

"Three Little Kittens" is a nursery rhyme that tells the story of three kittens who are abandoned and must fend for themselves. The song is typically sung in three verses, with each verse describing the kittens' feelings and actions as they face different challenges. The rhyme scheme is AABBA, and there are many different versions of the lyrics that have been adapted over the years. The song is popular among children and has been included in numerous children's books, movies, and TV shows.

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