So he left feeling rather downhearted,
And then, on the very next day
"I know abaht thee!" shrieked the parrot,
As the pet shop he passed on his way.

So, back to the shop and the pet man:
Pete offered him one hundred quid!
"It’s nobbut for sale," said t’owd fellow,
"Not even if a thousand you bid!"

"But seeing you’ve been so persistent
And for t' trouble to which you have been,
T’ parrot laid a big egg this morning
You can have it for three pounds fifteen."

Pete took the egg home and he warmed it;
Each day for a crack he would watch;
And soon all his care was rewarded
As the offspring o’ t’ parrot did hatch.

While passing the pet shop next morning
He braced himself, ready for t’ cry;
"I know abaht thee!" said the parrot,
And fixed him with its evil eye.
  Pete stopped, and turned round to the parrot,
He gave it a withering look;
"I know abaht thee, too!" he answered,
"Tha’s ‘ad it away wi' a duck!"


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