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First Line: Behind the hill I met a man in green
Last Line: And he said, -- you insulting little pup! --

Behind the hill I met a man in green.
He asked me if my mother had gone out?
So I said yes. He said I should have seen
The castle where his soldiers sing and shout
From dawn to dark, and told me that he had
A crock of gold inside a hollow tree,
And I could have it. -- I wanted money bad
To buy a sword with, and I thought that he
Would keep his solemn word; so, off we went.

He said he had a pound hid in the crock,
And owned the castle too, and paid no rent
To any one, and that you had to knock
Five hundred times. I said, -- Who reckoned up? --
And he said, -- You insulting little pup! --

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