The Butter Betty Bought

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From the book The Jingle Book

The Butter Betty Bought

Betty Botta bought some butter;
“But,” said she, “this butter’s bitter!
If I put it in my batter
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit o’ better butter
Will but make my batter better.”
Then she bought a bit o’ butter
Better than the bitter butter,
Made her bitter batter better.
So ’twas better Betty Botta
bought a bit o’ better butter.

 — Carolyn Wells


From the Book The Jingle Book