Mulan Had a Little Dragon

Mary had a little lamb, or did she? In response to the question of the week, What childhood nursery rhyme would you like to write a story about but change the meaning completely, I would change it to Mulan had a little dragon. Dragons are my favorite mythical creature and I thought of Mushu from Mulan, the 1998 disney film about a girl who goes to war in her father’s place with her guardian dragon. The song and movie have similar themes, so I thought it would be fun to combine a disney movie with a nursery rhyme,

Original:
Mary had a little lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

He followed her to school one day
School one day, school one day
He followed her to school one day
Which was against the rule
It made the children laugh and play
Laugh and play, laugh and play
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school

And so the teacher turned him out
Turned him out, turned him out
And so the teacher turned him out
But still he lingered near
And waited patiently
Patiently, patiently
And wai-aited patiently
Til Mary did appear

Mary had a little lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

Remix:
Mulan had a little dragon
Little dragon, little dragon
Mulan had a little dragon
Its scales were red as a wagon
And everywhere that Mulan went
Mulan went, Mulan went
Everywhere that Mulan went
The little dragon was sure to go

He followed her to war one day
War one day, war one day
He followed her to war one day
Which was against the rule
It made the children scream and shout
Scream and shout,scream and shout
It made the children scream and shout
To see a dragon at war

And so the teacher turned him out
Turned him out, turned him out
And so the teacher turned him out
But still he lingered near
And waited patiently
Patiently, patiently
And waited patiently
Til Mary did appear

Mulan had a little dragon
Little dragon, little dragon
Mulan had a little dragon
Its scales were red as a wagon
And everywhere that Mulan went
Mulan went, Mulan went
Everywhere that Mulan went
The little dragon was sure to go

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