'There was a Little Boy went into a Barn'

Long-Eared Owl, 1902

'There Was a Little Boy Went into a Barn'

There was a little boy went into a barn,
And lay down on some hay;
An owl came out and flew about,
And the little boy ran away

From: 'The Nursery Rhyme Book', 
ed. by Andrew Lang 1897

from 'On the Tree Top', 1881
by Clara Doty Bates, 
illustrated by F.T. Merrill and Jessie Curtis