Had Gadya — An Only Kid

A father bought a kid for two zuzim;
a cat came and ate the kid;
a dog then bit the cat;
the dog was beaten by a stick;
the stick was burned by fire;
water quenched the fire;
an ox drank the water;
a shohet (ritual slaughterer)
slaughtered the ox;
the shohet was killed by the Angel of Death
Wwho in punishment was destroyed by God.

(The verses are sung in a cumulative fashon)

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