So sung a little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle's feet
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:
In the folk tradition of answer songs, the proposition by the Clod in Verse 1 is replied to by the Pebble in Verse 3.
Answer songs are generally from the opposite point of view. For example, from a woman to a man where the original was sung to the woman by the man.
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