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Full text of "Mother Goose's nursery rhymes : a collection of alphabets, rhymes, tales, and jingles"

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LOS ANGELES 



MOTHER GOOSE'S 

NURSERY RHYMES 



A COLLECTION OF 



Alphabets, Rhymes, Tales, and Jingles 



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SIR JOHN GILBERT, R.A., JOHN TENNIEL, HARRISON WEIR, 

WALTER CRANE, W. McCONNELL, J. B. ZWECKER 

AND OTHERS 




GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS 

THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE 

NEW YORK: 416 BROOME STREET 
1877 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

A Apple Pie 156 

A B C, Tumble down D 286 

A Carrion Crow sat on an Oak ... 1 20 
A Diller, a Dollar, a Ten o'Clock 

Scholar 257 

A Farmer went Trotting upon his 

Grey Mare 292 

A little Boy went into a Barn ... 207 
A little Cock Sparrow sat on a 

Tree 39 

A Man of Words and not of 

Deeds 295 

A Man went Hunting at Reigate 47 
A-milking, a-milking, my Maid ... 140 
Apple- Pie, Pudding, and Pancake 288 
As I was going along, long, long... 140 
As I was going up Pippin Hill ... 297 
As I was going up Primrose Hill... 207 
As I was going to St. Ives ... 318 
As I went to Bonner ... ... 60 

As Tommy Snooks and Bessy 

Brooks 264 

At the Siege of Belleisle I was 

there all the while 141 

Away, Birds, away ! ... ... 118 

Baa, baa, Black Sheep (Music)... 170 
Barber, Barber, shave a Pig ... 172 
Bat, Bat, come under my Hat ... 241 j 
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray ... 173 
Bless you, bless you, bonny Bee ... 308 J 
Blow, Wind, blow, and go, Mill, go 1 83 ' 
Bow-wow-wow ... ... ... 304 I 

Boys and Girls, come out to Play 14 j 
Brow, brow, brinkie ... ... 61 

Bye, Baby Bunting ... ... 141 



Page 

Charley, Charley, stole the Barley... 285 
Come, let 's to bed, says Sleepy- 
Head 144 

Cross-Patch, draw the Latch ... 223 

Cry, Baby, cry 214 

Curly- Locks, Curly-Locks, wilt 

thoubemine? ... ... ... 1 88 

Daffy- Down-dilly has come up 

to Town 209 

Dame Duck's Lessons to her 

Ducklings ... 150 

Dance a Baby Diddit 141 

Dance to your Daddy ... ... 1 80 

Death and Burial of poor Cock 

Robin 79 

Deedle, deedle, Dumpling, my 

Son John ... ... ... 228 

Dickery, Dickery, Dock (Music). . . 256 

Dickery, Dickery, Dare 58 

Ding, Dong, Bell 224 

Ding, Dong, Darrow 149 

Doctor Foster went to Glo'ster ... 148 

Early to Bed and Early to Rise... 297 

Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Bread ... 221 
Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and 

Bess 286 

For every Evil under the Sun ... 300 
Four and Twenty Tailors went 

to kill a Snail 148 

Freddie in the Cherry-Tree ... in 

Frog he would a-wooing go ... 124 

Frog's (The) Chorus ... ... 222 



VI 



CONTENTS. 



Georgia Porgie (Music) 


Page 
289 


1 11 tell you a Story 


Pa S e 
231 


Good Dobbin 


265 


I love Sixpence 


232 


Good King Arthur 


51 


I love little Pussy. .. 


290 


Goosey, Goosey, Gander (Music) 


193 


I saw a Ship a-sailing 


129 


Go to Bed first, a Golden Purse... 


318 


Is John Smith within? 


153 


Great A, Little A 


239 










Jack and Jill went up the Hill 




Handy, Spandy, Jack-a- Dandy ... 


194 


(Music) 


212 


Hark, hark, the Dogs do bark . . . 


190 


Jack be Nimble 


I8 3 


Here am I, little Jumping Joan ... 


264 


Jack Sprat could eat no Fat 


60 


Here we go up, up, up 


194 


Jack Sprat had a Cat 


II 9 


He that would Thrive 


217 


Jack Sprat's Pig 


308 


Hey, diddle, diddle 


174 


Jacky,come give me thy Fiddle... 


257 


Hey, my Kitten, my Kitten 


194 


Jenny shall have a new Bonnet... 


305 


Hickety, Pickety, my Black Hen. . . 


230 


John Cook he had a little Grey 




High Diddle Ding 


135 


Mare 


153 


High diddle doubt, my Candle 's 




John Gilpin 


266 


out 


169 






Hot Cross Buns ... 


52 


Ladybird, Ladybird 


26l 


Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall 




Leg over Leg 


26l 


(Music) 


48 


H T 4-U \\7 J 1) 








i-.et us go to tne wooas, says 




Hush-a-bye, Baby 


217 


this Pig ... 


14 


Hush-a-bye, Baby, lie still with 




Little Betty Blue 


J^T- 
294 


thy Daddy 


294 


Little Blue Betty lived in a Lane... 


123 


Hush Baby, my Doll, I pray you 




Little Bo-Peep (Music) 


3 I2 


don't cry 


61 


Little Boy Blue 


136 






Little Boy, pretty Boy, where 




If all the World were Water . . . 


194 


were you born ?... 


173 


If Wishes were Horses, Beggars 




Little Girl, little Girl, where 




would ride 


189 


have you been ?... 


I 80 


If you are to be a Gentleman . . . 


61 


Little Jack Horner (Music} 


80 


I had a little Dog, they called 




Little Miss Muffett 


263 


him Buff 


119 


Little Nancy Etticote 


123 


I had a little Hen, the prettiest 




Little Polly Flinders 


239 


ever seen 


208 


Little Robin Redbreast sat upon 




I had a little Hobby-Horse 


221 


a Rail 


lAQ 


I had a little Husband no bigger 




Little Tommy Tittlemouse 


*- t y 

195 


than my Thumb 


192 


Little Tom Tucker (Music) 


146 


I had a little Pony 


195 






I have a little Sister they call 




Margery Mutton-Pie and Johnny 




her Peep, Peep 


192 


Bo-Peep 


188 



Marriage of Cock Robin and 

Jenny Wren 

Mary had a pretty Bird ... 
Mary, Mary, quite contrary 
Molly, my Sister, and I fell out 
Mr. Isbisterand Betsy his Sister 
Multiplication is Vexation 
My Lady Wind, my Lady Wind 
My little Old Man and I fell out 

Needles and Pins, Needles and 
Pins 

Nievie, Nievie, Nicknack 
Nursery Rhyme Alphabet 

Oh, Mother, I 'm to be Married 

to Mr. Punchinello 
Oh, the Rusty, Dusty, Rusty 

Miller 

Old Father Grey Beard ... 

Old King Cole 

Old Mother Goose 
Old Mother Hubbard ... 
Old Mother Widdle- Waddle 
Old Woman, Old Woman, shall 

we go a-Shearing ? 
One misty, moisty Morning 
One, Two, buckle my Shoe 

One, Two, Three 

One, Two, Three, Four, Five 

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, Baker's 
Man 

Pease Pudding Hot 

Peter White will ne'er go right 

Pit, pat, well-a-day ! 

Pitty Patty Polt 

Please to remember the Fifth of 
November 

Poor Dog Bright ... 

Poor old Robinson Crusoe 

Pussy Cat ate the Dumplings 



CONTENTS. 


vii 


Page 


P*&e 


I 


Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, where 




... 8 4 


have you been? 


J 95 


... 122 


Pussy sits beside the Fire 


168 


... 148 






... 59 


Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she 




'... 311 


sits in the Sun ... 


1 80 


... 209 






I- 33 


Rain, Rain, go away 


39 


t... 288 


Rain, Rain, go to Spain ... 


307 




Ride a Cock- Horse 


184 


I ' 


Robin and Richard were two 




... 300 


pretty Men 


183 


... 306 






... 226 


See a Pin and pick it up ... 


259 




See-saw, Margery Daw ... 


178 


I 


See, see, what shall I see? 


195 


... 306 


Simple Simon (Music) ... 


112 




Sing a Songof Sixpence (Music) 


234 


... 168 


Snail, Snail, come out of your 




... 140 


Hole 


141 


... 154 


Snail, Snail, come put out your 




... 9 


Horn ... 


I8 9 


... 64 


Solomon Grundy ... 


59 


... 206 


Some little Mice sat in a Barn ... 


320 


[ 


Swan, Swan, over the Sea 


228 


... 298 






... 228 


Taffy was a Welshman ... 


291 


... 191 


The Barber shaved the Mason ... 


63 


... 219 


The Cat sat asleep by the side 




... 261 


of the Fire 


264 




The Cock doth Crow 


119 




The Cuckoo 's a bonny Bird 


298 


... 299 


The Fox and the Farmer 


1 86 


... 1 88 


The great Brown Owl 


145 


... 217 


The House that Jack built 


196 


... H9 


The King of France went up the 




... 61 


Hill 


119 




The Lion and the Unicorn were 




... 260 


fighting for the Crown ... 


172 


... 296 


The Man in the Moon 


149 


... 240 


The North Wind doth blow 


241 


... 299 


The Old Woman and her Pig ... 


242 



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CONTENTS. 



faff 

The Old Woman must stand at 

the Tub, Tub, Tub 229 

The Queen of Hearts ... ... 210 

There was a Crooked Man ... 169 
There was a Fat Man of Bom- 
bay 233 

There was a Jolly Miller 56 

There was a little Man and he 

had a little Gun... 209 

There was a Monkey climbed up 

a Tree 82 

There was an Old Crow... ... 223 

There was an Old Man of Tobago 262 
There was an Old Woman, and 

what do you think ? 319 

There was an Old Woman as 

I've heard tell 134 

There was an Old Woman called 

Nothing-at-all 220 

There was an Old Woman lived 

under a Hill 139 

There was an Old Woman 

tossed up in a Basket 181 

There was an Old Woman who 

lived in a Shoe ... ... ...218 

There was an Owl lived in an 

Oak 50 

There was a Rat, for want of 

Stairs 188 

There were Three Crows sat on 

a Stone 

The Robin Redbreasts 

The Rose is Red, the Violet's 

Blue .. 

The Turtle Dove's Nest ... 

The Waves on the Sea-shore 

The Wonderful Derby Ram ... 302 

The Young Linnets ... ... 176 

This is the way the Ladies go ... 261 



ThomasaTattamus took two T's... 172 
Three Children sliding on the 

Ice 301 

Three Straws on a Staff ... ... 209 

Three Wise Men of Gotham ... 135 
To make your Candles last for 

aye 144 

To Market, to Market, a gallop, 

atrot ... 288 

To Market, to Market, to buy a 

Fat Pig 52 

Tommy kept a Chandler's Shop... 258 

Tom Thumb's Alphabet 15 

Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (Mtisic) \ 30 
Twinkle, twinkle, little Star ... 284 
Two Legs sat upon Three Legs . . . 206 

Up Hill and down Dale 287 

Up Hill, spare me 307 

Valentine, oh, Valentine 311 

Walrus (The) and the Carpenter. . . 42 
We are all in the Dumps... ... 139 

We '11 go a-shooting 310 

What's the News of the Day? ... 223 
When I was a Bachelor, I lived 

by myself ... ... ...182 

When Little Fred went to Bed . . . 308 
When the Wind is in the East ... 214 
Where are you going to, my 

pretty Maid? 62 

Who Stole the Bird's Nest ? ... 53 
Willy Boy, Willy Boy, where are 

you going ? ... ... ...118 

Young Lambs to sell, Young 

Lambs to sell 142 

You shall have an Apple 294 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 



OLD MOTHER GOOSE. 



OLD Mother Goose, when 
She wanted to wander, 

Would ride through the air 
On a very 'fine gander. 

Mother Goose had a house, 
'T was built in a wood, 

Where an owl at the door 
For sentinel stood. 

This is her son Jack, 
A plain-looking lad, 

He is not very good, 
Nor yet very bad. 

She sent him to market, 
A live goose he bought, 

" Here, mother," says he, 
" It will not go for nought.' 

Jack's goose and her gander 

Grew very fond, 
They 'd both eat together, 

Or swim in one pond. 

9 




"SHE SENT HIM TO MARKET, A LIVE GOOSE HE BOUGHT." 



OLD MOTHER GOOSE. II 

Jack found one fine morning 

As I have been told, 
His goose had laid him 

An egg of pure gold. 

Jack rode to his mother, 

The news for to tell, 
She called him a good boy 

And said it was well. 

Jack sold his gold egg 

To a rogue of a Jew, 
Who cheated him out of 

The half of his due. 



Then Jack went a-courting 

A lady so gay, 
As fair as the lily, 

And sweet as the May. 

The Jew and the Squire 
Came behind his back, 

And began to belabour 
The sides of poor Jack. 



And then the gold egg 
Was thrown into the sea, 






MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




When Jack he jumped in, 
And got it back presently. 

The Jew got the goose, 

Which he vowed he would kill, 
Resolving at once 

His pockets to fill. 



OLD MOTHER GOOSE. 




Jack's mother came in, 

And caught the goose soon, 
And mounting its back, 

Flew up to the moon. 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




BOYS and girls, come out to play, 
The moon does shine as bright as day, 
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep, 
And meet your playfellows in the street; 
Come with a whoop, and come with a call, 
And come with a good will, or not at all. 
Up the ladder and down the wall, 
A halfpenny loaf will serve us all. 
You find milk and I '11 find flour, 
And we '11 have a pudding in half an hour. 




15 



1 6 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



was a Butcher 




i8 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



was a 
covered 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



'9 




I ) was a Drummer, 
who played with a grace. 



20 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY MHYMES. 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



21 




J; was a Farmer, 

who followed the plough. 



22 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



was a Gamester 




TOM THUMffS ALPHABET. 



was a Hunter, 
who hunted a buck 




24 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




J[ was an Italian, 
who had a white mouse. 



TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 




was a Joiner, 
who built up a house. 




26 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



I j was a Lady, 
who had a white hand. 




28 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




J\/|_ was a Miser, 
who hoarded up gold. 



TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 





was a Nobleman, 
gallant and bold. 



3C MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



was an Organ-Boy, 
for his bread 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 





a Policeman, 
of bad boys the dread. 



32 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




\o/ was a Quaker, 
who would not bow down. 



TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



33 



was a Robber, 



who prowled about town 




34 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



was a Sailor, 
who spent all he got. 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



35 





was a Tinker, 
who mended a pot. 

liryp-NN^^ 




$2 



36 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



was an Usher, 
with dunces severe 




TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



37 





y was a Veteran, 
who never knew fear. 




38 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Yy was a Waiter, 
with dinners in store. 



TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 



39 





was Expensive, 
and so became poor. 



MOTHER GOOSE'S A'UJISJIY RHYMES. 




j_ was a Youth, 
who did not like school, 



TOM THUMB'S ALPHABET. 




THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER.* 

THE sun was shining on the sea, 

Shining with all his might : 
He did his very best to make 

The billows smooth and bright 
And this was >odd, because it was 

The middle of the night. 

The moon was shining sulkily, 
Because she thought the sun 
Had got no business to be there 

After the day was done 
"It's very rude of him," she said, 
" To come and spoil the fun ! " 

The sea was wet as wet could be, 

The sands were dry as dry. 
You could not see a cloud, because 

No cloud was in the sky : 
No birds were flying overhead 

There were no birds to fly. 



The Walrus and the Carpenter 
Were walking close at hand ; 

They wept like anything to see 

Such quantities of sand : 
"If this were only cleared away," 
They said, " it would be grand ! " 

* By permission of the Author. 
42 



THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER. 

" If seven maids with seven mops 

Swept it for half a year, 
Do you suppose," the Walrus said, 
" That they could get it clear ? " 
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter, 
And shed a bitter tear. 



43 




" O Oysters, come and walk with us ! 

The Walrus did beseech. 
" A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk, 

Along the briny beach : 
We cannot do with more than four, 

To give a hand to each." 



The eldest Oyster looked at him, 
But never a word he said : 

The eldest Oyster winked his eye, 
And shook his heavy head 

Meaning to say he did not choose 
To leave the oyster-bed. 



44 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

But four young Oysters hurried up, 

All eager for the treat : 
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed, 

Their shoes were clean and neat 
And this was odd, because, you know, 

They hadn't any feet. 

Four other Oysters followed them, 

And yet another four ; 
And thick and fast they came at last, 

And more, and more, and more 
All hopping through the frothy waves, 

And scrambling to the shore. 



The Walrus and the Carpenter 

Walked on a mile or so, 
And then they rested on a rock 

Conveniently low : 
And all the little Oysters stood 

And waited in a row. 

" The time has come," the Walrus said, 
" To talk of many things : 
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax- 

Of cabbages and kings 
And why the sea is boiling hot 
And whether pigs have wings." 

" But wait a bit," the Oysters cried, 
" Before we have our chat ; 
For some of us are out of breath, 

And all of us are fat ! " 
" No hurry ! " said the Carpenter. 
They thanked him much for that. 



THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER. 



45 




" A loaf of bread," the Walrus said, 
"Is what we chiefly need : 
Pepper and vinegar besides 
Are very good indeed 
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear, 
We can begin to feed." 

" But not on us ! " the Oysters cried, 

Turning a little blue. 
" After such kindness, that would be 

A dismal thing to do ! " 
" The night is fine," the Walrus said. 
" Do vou admire the view ? 



"It was so kind of you to come ! 

And you are very nice ! " 
The Carpenter said nothing but 
" Cut us another slice : 
I wish you were not quite so deaf 
I Ve had to ask you twice ! " 



46 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

" It seems a shame," the Walrus said, 
" To play them such a trick, 
After we've brought them out so far, 

And made them trot so quick ! " 
The Carpenter said nothing but 
" The butter 's spread too thick ! " 




" I weep for you," the Walrus said : 
" I deeply sympathize." 
With sobs and tears he sorted out 

Those of the largest size, 
Holding his pocket-handkerchief 
Before his streaming eyes. 



"O Oysters," said the Carpenter, 
" You Ve had a pleasant run ! 
Shall we be trotting home again ? " 

But answer there came none 
And this was scarcely odd, because 
They'd eaten every one. 

LEWIS CARROLL. 



A MAN WENT HUNTING AT REIGATE. 47 




A man went hunting at Reigate, 
And wished to jump over a high gate ; 
Says the owner, " Go round, 
With your horse and your hound, 
For you never shall leap over my gate." 




HUMPTY-DUMPTY. 

48 



HUMPTY-DUMPTY. 




Allegretto. 



Hump - ty Dump - ty sat on a wall, Hump - ty-Dump - ty 







ip.ir7nifi.-i F H^ F- 

tr I 1= 1 1 1- 1 L= 1 ' k=r 



had a great fall ; All the king's horses, and all the king's men, Couldn't 



m 



*o3 ^^p- "^ ^ 



x *^ar 



set Hump - ty Dump - ty up . . a - gain. 

" 




"THERE WAS AN OWL LIVED is AN OAK.' 



50 



GOOD KING ARTHUR. 5T 

There was an Owl lived in an oak, 

Whiskey, Whaskey, Weedle ; 
And all the words he ever spoke 

Were Fiddle, Faddle, Feedle. 
A sportsman chanced to come that way, 

Whiskey, Whaskey, Weedle; 
Says he, " I '11 shoot you, silly bird, 

So Fiddle, Faddle, Feedle!" 




GOOD KING ARTHUR. 

WHEN good King Arthur ruled this land, 

He was a goodly King ; 
He bought three pecks of barley-meal, 

To make a bag-pudding. 

A bag-pudding the King did make, 
And stuffed it well with plums, 

And in it put great lumps of fat, 
As big as my two thumbs. 

The King and Queen did eat thereof, 

And noblemen beside ; 
And what they could not eat that night, 

The Queen next morning fried. 

42 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, 
Home again, home again, jiggety jig. 
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog, 
Home again, home again, jiggety jog. 




like 



Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, 
One a penny, two a penny, 

Hot cross buns. 
If your daughters don't 

them, 

Give them to your sons, 
One a penny, two a penny, 

Hot cross buns. 




WHO STOLE THE BIRD'S-NEST? 



TO-WHIT! to-whit! to-whee ! 
Will you listen to me ? 
Who stole four eggs I laid, 
And the nice nest. I made ? 

Not I, said the cow, moo-oo ! 
Such a thing I 'd never do. 
I gave you a wisp of hay, 
But did not take your nest 

away; 

Not I, said the cow, moo-oo ! 
Such a thing I 'd never do. 

Bob-o-link ! Bob-o-link ! 
Now, what do you think ? 
Who stole a nest away 
From the plum-tree to-day ? 




54 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Not I, said the dog, bow-wow ! 
I wouldn't be so mean, I vow. 
I gave some hairs the nest to 

make, 

But the nest I did not take ; 
Not I, said the dog, bow-wow ! 
I would not be so mean, I vow. 

Coo-coo ! coo-coo ! coo-coo ! 
Let me speak a word or two : 
Who stole that pretty nest 
From little Robin Redbreast ? 

Not I, said the sheep ; oh, no, 
I would not treat a poor bird 

so; 

I gave the wool the nest to line, 
But the nest was none of mine. 
Baa ! baa ! said the sheep ; oh, 

no! 
I wouldn't treat a poor bird so. 

V Caw ! caw ! cried the crow, 
I should like to know 
What thief took away 
A bird's-nest to-day. 




WHO STOLE THE EIRD'S-NEST? 

Chuck ! chuck ! said the hen, 
Don't ask me again ; 
Why, I haven't a chick 
Would do such a trick. 
We all gave her a feather, 
And she wove them together. 
I 'd scorn to intrude 
On her and her brood. 
Chuck ! chuck ! said the hen, 
Don't ask me again. 



55 




Chirr-a- whirr ! chirr-a- whirr ! 
We will make a great stir. 
Let us find out his name, 
And all cry For shame ! 

A little boy hung down his 

head, 
And went and hid behind the 

bed; 

For he stole that pretty nest 
From little Robin Redbreast ; 
And he felt so full of shame 
He did not like to tell his name. 





"THERE WAS A JOLLY MILLER." 
56 



THERE WAS A JOLLY MILLER. 

There was a jolly miller 

Lived on the river Dee : 
He worked and sang from morn till night, 

No lark so blithe as he. 
And this the burden of his song 

For ever used to be 

I care for nobody no ! not I, 
Since nobody cares for me. 



57 





DICKERY, DICKERY, DARE. 
53 



DICKERY, DICKERY, DARE. 59 

Dickery, dickery, dare, 

The pig flew up in the air; 

The man in brown soon brought him down, 

Dickery, dickery, dare. 



Molly, my sister, and I fell out, 

And what do you think it was about ? 

She loved coffee, and I loved tea, 

And that was the reason we couldn't agree. 



Solomon Grundy, 
Born on a Monday, 
Christened on Tuesday, 
Married on Wednesday, 
Very ill on Thursday, 
Worse on Friday, 
Died on Saturday, 
Buried on Sunday. 
This is the end 
Of Solomon Grundy. 



6o 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Jack Sprat could eat no fat, 
His wife could eat no' lean ; 

And so betwixt them both, you see, 
They licked the platter clean. 







As I went to Bonner, 

I met a pig 

Without a wig, 
Upon my word and honour. 



HUSH, BABY, MY DOLL. 



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Hush, baby, my doll, I pray you don't cry, 

And I '11 give you some bread, and some milk by-and- 

by; 

Or perhaps you like custard, or, maybe, a tart, 
Then to either you are welcome, with all my heart. 



Pitty Patty Polt, 
Shoe the wild colt ; 
Here a nail, 
And there a nail, 
Pitty Patty Polt. 



Brow, brow, brinkie, 
Eye. eye, winkie, 
Mouth, mouth, merry, 
Cheek, cheek, cherry, 
Chin chopper, chin chopper, 
&c. 



If you are to be a gentleman, as I suppose you '11 be, 
You '11 neither laugh nor smile for a tickling of the knee. 



62 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




" Where are you going to, my pretty maid ? " 
" I am going a-milking, sir," she said. 
"May I go with you, my pretty maid ? " 
" You 're kindly welcome, sir," she said. 



THE BARBER SHAVED THE MASON. 

" What is your father, my pretty maid ? " 

" My father's a farmer, sir," she said. 

" What is your fortune, my pretty maid ? " 

" My face is my fortune, sir," she said. 

" Then I won't marry you, my pretty maid.' 

" Nobody asked you, sir," she said. 




The barber shaved the mason, 

And as I suppose 

Cut off his nose, 
And popped it in the basin. 




OLD MOTHER HUEBARD WENT TO THE CUPBOARD. 



64 




OLD MOTHER HUBBARD 
AND HER DOG. 

OLD Mother Hubbard 
Went to the cupboard, 

To get her poor Dog a bone ; 
But when she came there 
The cupboard was bare, 

And so the poor Dog had none. 

65 



66 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSER Y KHYMES. 




She went to the baker's 
To buy him some bread, 

But .when she came back 
The poor Dog was dead. 



OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. 67 




She went to the joiner's 

To buy him a coffin, 
But when she came back 

The poor Dog was laughing, 

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68 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES, 




She took a clean dish 
To get him some tripe, 

But when she came back 
He was smoking a pipe. 



OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. 69 







She went to the alehouse 
To get him some beer, 

But when she came back 
The Dog sat in a chair. 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




She went to the tavern 
For white wine and red, 

But when she came back 
The Dog stood on his head. 



OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. 71 




She went to the hatter's 
To buy him a hat, 

But when she came back 
He was feeding the cat. 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




She went to the barber s 
To buy him a wig, 

But when she came back 
He was dancing a jig. 



OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. 73 







She went to the fruiterer's 
To buy him some fruit, 

But when she came back 
He was playing the flute. 



74 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




She went to the tailor's 
To buy him a coat, 

But when she came back 
He was riding a goat. 



OLD MOTHER HUB BARD AND HER DOG. 75 




She went to the cobbler's 
To buy him some shoes, 

But when she came back 
He was reading the news. 



76 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




She went to the sempstress 
To buy him some linen, 

But when she came back 
The Dog was a-spinning. 



OLD MOTHER HUB BARD AND HER DOG. 77 




She went to the hosier's 
To buy him some hose, 

But when she came back 

He was dressed in his clothes. 



78 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




THE DAME MADE A CURTSEY, THE DOG MADE A BOW.' 



OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. 
The Dame made a curtsey, 

The Dog made a bow ; 
The Dame said, "Your servant," 
The Dog said " Bow wow." 

This wonderful Dog 

Was Dame Hubbard's delight; 
He could sing, he could dance, 

He could read, he could write. 

She gave him rich dainties 

Whenever he fed, 
And erected a monument 

When he was dead. 



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LITTLE JACK HORNER. 




LITTLE JACK HORNER. 

Allegretto. 



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MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




There was a monkey climbed up a 

tree; 

When he fell down, then down 
* fell he. 

There was a crow sat on a stone ; 
j When he was gone, then there was 
none. 

There was an old wife did eat an 

apple ; 
When she ate two, she had ate a 

couple. 

There was a horse going to the mill ; 
When he went on, he didn't stand 



There was a butcher cut his thumb. 
When it did bleed, then blood it 
did run. 

There was jockey ran a race ; 
When he ran fast, he ran apace. 

There was a cobbler, clouting shoon ; 
When they were mended, then they 
were done. 

There was a navy went into Spain ; 
When it returned, it came back 
again. 



THE WAVES ON THE SEA-SHORE. 

ROLL on, roll on, you restless waves, 

That toss about and roar ; 
Why do you all run back again 

When you have reached the shore ? 

Roll on, roll on, you noisy waves, 

Roll higher up the strand ; 
How is it that you cannot pass 

That line of yellow sand ? 

" We may not dare," the waves reply : 
" That line of yellow sand 
Is laid along the shore to bound 
The waters and the land. 

"And all should keep to time and place, 

And all should keep to rule, 
Both waves upon the sandy shore, 
And little boys at school." 

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"JENNY BLUSHED BEHIND HER FAN." 



84 




THE MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND 
JENNY WREN. 

IT was on a merry time, 
When Jenny Wren was young, 

So neatly as she danced, 

And so sweetly as she sung, 

Robin Redbreast lost his heart: 

He was a gallant bird ; 
He doffed his hat to Jenny, 

And thus to her he said: 



86 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




" My dearest Jenny Wren, 

If you will but be mine, 
You shall dine on cherry-pie, 
And drink nice currant-wine. 



" I '11 dress you like a goldfinch, 

Or like a peacock gay; 
So if you'll have me, Jenny, 
Let us appoint the day," 



MARRIAGE OF COCK ROSIN AND JENNY WREN. 87 




Jenny blushed behind her fan, 

And thus declared her mind: 
" Then let it be to-morrow, Bob, 
I take your offer kind; 



" Cherry-pie is very good, 

So is currant-wine ; 
But I '11 wear my russet gown, 
And never dress too fine." 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Robin rose up early, 

At the break of day; 
He flew to Jenny Wren's house, 

To sing a roundelay. 

He met the Cock and Hen, 
And bade the Cock declare, 

This was his wedding-day 
With Jenny Wren the fair. 

The Cock then blew his horn, 
To let the neighbours know 

This was Robin's wedding-day, 
And they might see the show. 



MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN. 89 




At first came Parson Rook, 
With his spectacles and band ; 

And one of Mother Hubbard's books 
He held within his hand. 

Then followed him the Lark, 
For he could sweetly sing, 

And he was to be the clerk 
At Cock Robin's wedding. 

He sang of Robin's love 

For Little Jenny Wren ; 
And when he came unto the end, 

Then he began again. 



90 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

The Goldfinch came on next, 
To give away the Bride ; 

The Linnet, being- bridesmaid, 
Walked by Jenny's side ; 

And as she was a-walking, 
Said, " Upon my word, 

I think that your Cock Robin 
Is a very pretty bird." 

The Blackbird and the Thrush, 
And charming Nightingale, 

Whose sweet "jug" sweetly echoes 
Through every grove and dale; 

The Sparrow and Tomtit, 
And many more, were there ; 

All came to see the wedding 
Of Jenny Wren the fair. 

The Bullfinch walked by Robin, 

And thus to him did say, 
" Pray mark, friend Robin Redbreast, 
That Goldfinch dressed so gay: 

"What though her gay apparel 

Becomes her very well, 
Yet Jenny's modest dress and look 
Must bear away the bell." 



MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN. 9 1 




Then came the Bride and Bridegroom; 

Quite plainly was she dressed, 
And blushed so much, her cheeks were 

As red as Robin's breast. 

But Robin cheered her up; 
" My pretty Jen," said he, 
; We 're going to be married, 
And happy we shall be." 



Q2 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

" Oh, then," says Parson Rook, 
" Who gives this maid away ? " 

" I do," says the Goldfinch, 
" And her fortune I will pay : 

"Here's a bag of grain of many sorts, 

And other things beside : 
Now happy be the bridegroom, 
And happy be the bride ! " 

"And will you have her, Robin, 

To be your wedded wife ? " 
" Yes, I will," says Robin, 
" And love her all my life ! " 

"And you will have him, Jenny, 

Your husband now to be ? " 
"Yes, I will," says Jenny, 
" And love him heartily ! " 

Then on her finger fair 

Cock Robin put the ring; 
"You're married now, "says Parson Rook, 
While the Lark aloud did sing: 

" Happy be the bridegroom, 

And happy be the bride! 
And may not man, nor bird, nor beast, 
This happy pair divide!" 



MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN. 




The birds were asked to dine, 
Not Jenny's friends alone, 

But every pretty songster 

That had Cock Robin known. 

They had a cherry-pie, 

Besides some currant-wine, 

And every guest brought something, 
That sumptuous they might dine. 

Now they all sat or stood, 

To eat and to drink; 
And every one said what 

He happened to think. 



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MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




They each took a bumper, 
And drank to the pair, 

Cock Robin the bridegroom, 
And Jenny the fair. 

The dinner-things removed, 
They all began to sing; 

And soon they made the place 
Near a mile round to ring. 

The concert it was fine; 

And every bird tried 
Who best should sing for Robin, 

And Jenny Wren the bride. 



MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN. 95 




When in came the Cuckoo, 
And made a great rout; 

He caught hold of Jenny, 
And pulled her about. 

Cock Robin was angry, 
And so was the Sparrow, 

Who fetched in a hurry 
His bow and his arrow. 

His aim then he took, 
But he took it not right ; 

His skill was not good, 
Or he shot in a frigfrt; 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

For the Cuckoo he missed, 

But Cock Robin he killed I- 
And all the birds mourned 
That his blood was so spilled. 




Alas ! Poor Cock Robin ! 




THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR 
COCK ROBIN. 

WHO killed Cock Robin ? 

I, said the Sparrow, 

With my bow and arrow, 
I killed Cock Robin. 

This is the Sparrow, 

With his bow and arrow. 

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98 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who saw him die ? 
I, said the Fly, 
With my little eye, 

I saw him die. 



This is the little Fly 
Who saw Cock Robin die. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. 99 




Who caught his blood ? 
I, said the Fish, 
With my little dish, 

I caught his blood. 

This is the Fish, 
That held the dish. 



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100 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who '11 make his shroud ? 

I, said the Beetle, 

With my thread and needle, 
I '11 make his shroud. 

This is the Beetle, 

With his thread and needle. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. IOI 




Who'll dig his grave? 

I, said the Owl, 

With my spade and shovv'l, 
I '11 dig his grave. 

This is the Owl, 

With his spade and show'l. 



102 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who '11 be the Parson f 
I, said the Rook, 
With my little book, 

I '11 be the Parson. 

This is the Rook, 
Reading his book. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. 103 




Who'll be the Clerk? 
I, said the Lark, 
If it's not in the dark, 

I '11 be the Clerk. 

This is the Lark, 

Saying "Amen" like a clerk. 



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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who'll carry him to the grave? 
I, said the Kite, 
If it's not in the night, 

I '11 carry him to the grave. 

This is the Kite, 
About to take flight. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. 105 




Who '11 carry the link ? 
I, said the Linnet, 
I '11 fetch it in a minute, 

I '11 carry the link. 

This is the Linnet, 

And a link with fire in it. 



106 MOIHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who '11 be chief mourner ? 

I, said the Dove, 

For I mourn for my love, 
I '11 be chief mourner. 



This is the Dove, 

Who Cock Robin did love. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. 107 




Who'll sing a psalm? 
I, said the Thrush, 
As she sat in a bush, 

I '11 sing a psalm. 

This is the Thrush, 
Singing psalms from a bush. 



108 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Who'll toll the bell? 
I, said the Bull, 
Because I can pull ; 

So, Cock Robin, farewell! 

This is the Bull 

Who the bell-rope did pull. 



DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN. 109 




110 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

All the birds of the air 

Fell a-sighing and sobbing, 
When they heard the bell toll 
For Poor Cock Robin. 




FREDDIE AND THE CHERRY-TREE. 



RE DD I E saw some fine ripe cherries 

Hanging on a cherry-tree, 
And he said, " You pretty 

cherries, 

Will you not come down to 
me ?" 

" Thank you kindly," said a cherry, 
" We would rather stay up here ; 

If we ventured down this morning, 
You would eat us up, I fear." 

One, the finest of the cherries, 
Dangled from a slender twig; 

__ " You are beautiful," said Freddie, 
" Red and ripe, and oh, how big!" 

"Catch me," said the cherry, "catch me, 

Little master, if you can." 
"I would catch you soon," said Freddie, 
" If I were a grown-up man." 

Freddie jumped, and tried to reach it, 

Standing high upon his toes; 
But the cherry bobbed about, 

And laughed, and tickled Freddie's nose. 
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SIMPLE SIMON. 

Allegro. 



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He went to catch a dickey-bird, 
And thought he could not fail, 

Because he'd got a little salt 
To put upon his tail. 

112 



SIMPLE SIMON. 




He went to take a bird's nest, 
Was built upon a bough : 

A branch gave way, and Simon fell 
Into, a dirty slough. 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




He went to shoot a wild duck, 
But wild duck flew away; 

Says Simon, " I can't hit him, 
Because he will not stay." 



Simple Simon went a-hunting, 
For to catch a hare, 



SIMPLE SIMON. 115 

He rode an ass about the streets, 
But couldn't find one there. 



Simple Simon went a-fishing 

For to catch a whale ; 
All the water he had got 

Was in his mother's pail. 

He went for to eat honey 

Out of the mustard-pot, 
He bit his tongue until he cried, 

That was all the good he got. 

He went to ride a spotted cow, 

That had a little calf, 
She threw him down upon the ground, 

Which made the people laugh. 

Once Simon made a great snowball, 
And brought it in to roast; 

He laid it down before the fire, 
And soon the ball was lost. 

He went to slide upon the ice, 
Before the ice would bear; 

Then he plunged in above his knees, 
Which made poor Simon stare. 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




He washed himself with blacking-ball, 

Because he had no soap; 
Then said unto his mother, 
" I 'm a beauty now, I hope." 

Simple Simon went to look 
If plums grew on a thistle ; 

He pricked his fingers very much, 
Which made poor Simon whistle. 



SIMPLE SIMON. 



117 




He went for water in a sieve, 
But soon it all ran through; 

And now poor Simple Simon 
Bids you all adieu. 



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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Willy boy, Willy boy, where are you going ? 

I will go with you, if I may. 
I am going to the meadows, to see them mowing, 

I am going to see them make the hay. 



Away, Birds, away! 

Take a little, and leave a 

little, 

And do not come again; 
For if you do, 
I will shoot you through, 
And then there will be an 

end of you. 




I HAD A LITTLE DOG. 




I had a little dog, they called him Buff, 

I sent him to the shop for a hap'orth of snuff; 

But he lost the bag, and spilt the snuff, 
So take that cuff, and that's enough. 



The Cock doth crow 
To let you know, 
If you be wise, 
'T is time to rise. 



Jack Sprat 

Had a cat, 

It had but one ear, 

It went to buy butter, 

When butter was dear. 



The King of France went up the hill, 

With twenty thousand men, 
The King of France came down the hill, 

And ne'er went up again. 




"A CARRION CROW." 



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A CARRION CROW. 



121 




A carrion crow sat on an oak, 

Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do, 

Watching a tailor shape his coat; 

Sing he, sing ho, the old carrion crow, 
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do! 



122 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

Wife, bring me my old bent bow, 

Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do, 

That I may shoot yon carrion crow; 
Sing he, sing ho, the old carrion crow, 
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do ! 

The tailor shot, and he missed his mark, 
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do, 

And shot the miller's sow right through the heart 
Sing he, sing ho, the old carrion crow, 
Fol de riddle^ lol de riddle, hi ding do ! 

Wife ! oh wife ! bring brandy in a spoon, 
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do, 

For the old miller's sow is in a swoon ; 
Sing he, sing ho, the old carrion crow, 
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do! 



Mary had a pretty bird, 

Feathers bright and yellow, 

Slender legs upon my word, 
He was a pretty fellow. 

The sweetest notes he always sung, 
Which much delighted Mary, 

And near the cage she'd ever sit, 
To hear her own canary. 



LITTLE BLUE BETTY. 



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Little Blue Betty lived in a lane, 
She sold good ale to gentlemen : 
Gentlemen came every day, 
And Little Blue Betty hopped away; 
She hopped upstairs to 

make her bed, 
And she tumbled down, 

and broke her head. 



[A CANDLE.] 

Little Nancy Etticote, 
In a white petticoat, 
With a red nose ; 
The longer she stands, 
The shorter she grows. 





A FROG HE WOULD A-WOOING GO/ 



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A FROG HE WOULD A-WOOING GO. 

A FROG he would a-woomg go, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

Whether his mother would let him or no. 

With a rowley powley, gammon and spinach, 
Heigho, says Anthony Rowley ! 

So off he set with his opera hat, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
And on the road he met with a rat. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

" Pray, Mr. Rat, will you go with me, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
Kind Mrs. Mousey for to see ? " 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

When they came to the door of Mousey's hall, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

They gave a loud knock, and they gave a loud call. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

" Pray, Mrs. Mouse, are you within ? " 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

" Oh, yes, kind sirs, I 'm sitting to spin." 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

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126 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




' Pray, Mrs. Mouse, will you give us some beer ? 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
For Froggy and I are fond of good cheer." 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

" Pray, Mr. Frog, will you give us a song ? 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
But let it be something that's not very long." 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

" Indeed, Mrs. Mouse," replied the Frog, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 



A FROG HE WOULD A- WOOING GO. I2 ; 

"A cold has made me as hoarse as a hog." 

With a rowley powley, &c. 



" Since you have caught cold, Mr. Frog," Mousey said, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

" I '11 sing you a song that I have just made." 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

But while they were all a merry-making, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

A cat and her kittens came tumbling in. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

The cat she seized the rat by the crown ; 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
The kittens they pulled the little mouse down. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

This put Mr. Frog in a terrible fright; 

Heigho, says Rowley. 
He took up his hat, and he wished them good night. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 

But as Froggy was crossing over a brook, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 

A lily-white duck came and gobbled him up. 

With a rowley powley, &c. 



128 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




So there was an end of one, two, and three, 

Heigho, says Rowley, 
The Rat, the Mouse, and the little Frog-gee! 

With a rowley powley, gammon and spinach, 

Heigho, says Anthony Rowley! 



I SAW A SHIP A-S AILING, 

I SAW a ship a-sailing, 

A-sailing on the sea; 
And, oh ! it was all laden 

With pretty things for thee! 

There were comfits in the cabin, 

And apples in the hold ; 
The sails were made of silk, 

And the masts were made of gold. 

The four and twenty sailors 
That stood between the decks, 

Were four and twenty white mice, 
With chains about their necks. 

The captain was a duck, 
With a packet on his back ; 

And when the ship began to move, 
The captain said, " Quack ! quack ! " 

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'AS SOON AS HE PLAY'D THEY BEGAN FOR TO DANCE." 



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TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON. 

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took cut his pipe and he play d them a tune, And the poor donkey's load was lighten'd full soon. 

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134 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




There was an old woman, as I 've heard tell, 
She went to market her eggs for to sell ; 
She went to market all on a market day, 
And she fell asleep on the King's highway. 

There came by a pedlar, whose name was Stout, 

He cut her petticoats all round about; 

He cut her petticoats up to the knees, 

Which made the old woman to shiver and freeze. 

When the little old woman first did wake, 
She began to shiver and she began to shake; 
She began to wonder, and she began to cry, 
" Lauk a mercy on me, this can't be I ! 



HIGH DIDDLE DING. 



135 



But if it be I, as I hope it be, 

I 've a little dog at home, and he '11 know me ; 

If it be I, he'll wag his little tail, 

And if it be not I, he'll loudly bark and wail." 

Home went the little woman all in the dark, 
Up got the little dog, and he began to bark ; 
He began to bark, so she began to cry, 
" Lauk a mercy on me, this is none of I!" 



High diddle ding, 

Did you hear the bells ring ? 

The Parliament soldiers are gone to the King! 

Some they did laugh, some they did cry, 

To see the Parliament soldiers pass by. 



Three wise men of 

Gotham 
Went to sea in a 

bowl ; 
If the bowl had been 

stronger 
My story had been 

longer. 





LITTLE BOY BLUE. 
136 



LITTLE BOY BLUE. 



137 



Little Boy Blue, come, blow me your horn; 
The sheep 's in the meadow, the cow 's in the corn. 
Where 's the little boy that looks after the sheep ? 
He's under the haycock, fast asleep. 





THE ROBIN REDBREASTS. 

Two Robin Redbreasts built their nests 

Within a hollow tree ; 
The hen sat quietly at home, 

The cock sang merrily ; 
And all the little young ones said, 
"Wee, wee, wee, wee, wee, wee." 

One day (the sun was warm and bright, 
And shining in the sky), 

138 



THE ROBIN REDBREASTS. 

Cock Robin said, " My little dears, 

'T is time you learn to fly ; " 
And all the little young ones said, 
"I'll try, I'll try, I'll try." 

I know a child, and who she is 

I '11 tell you by-and-by, 
When Mamma says, " Do this," or "that," 

She says, "What for?" and "Why?" 
She'd be a better child by far 

If she would say "I '11 try." 



139- 



There was an old woman 
Lived under a hill,. 

And if she's not gone, 
She lives there still. 



We are all in the dumps, 
For diamonds are trumps, 
The kittens are gone to St. 

Paul's, 

The babies are bit, 
The moon 's in a fit, 
And the houses are built with- 
out walls. 




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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




As I was going along, long, 

long, 
A-singing a comical song, 

song, song, 
The lane that I went was so 

long, long, long, 
And the song that I sung was 

so long, long, long, 
And so I went singing along. 



A-milking, a-milking, my maid, 
" Cow, take care of your heels," she said 
""And you shall have some 

nice new hay, 
If you '11 quietly let me milk 
away." 



Old father Grey Beard, 
Without tooth or tongue, 

If you'll give me your finger, 
I '11 give you my thumb. 




DANCE A BABY DIDDIT. 



I4T 




Dance a baby diddit, 
What can his mother do 

with it, 

But sit in a lap, 
And give him some pap ? 
Dance a baby diddit. 



Snail, snail, come out of your hole, 

Or else I '11 beat you as black as a coal. 



At the siege of Belleisle I was there all the while, 
All the while, all the while, at the siege of Belleisle. 



Bye, baby bunting, 
Father's gone a-hunting, 
Mother's gone a-milking, 
Sister's gone a-silking, 
Brother's gone to buy a skin 
To wrap the baby bunting in. 




YOUNG LAMBS TO SELL. 
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YOUNG LAMBS TO SELL. 

Young lambs to sell, young lambs to sell ; 
If I had as much money as I could tell 
I never would cry young lambs to sell, 
Young lambs to sell, young lambs to sell, 
I never would cry, young lambs to sell. 




144 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Come, let 's to bed, says Sleepy-head ; 

Tarry a while, says Slow ; 
Put on the pan, says Greedy Nan, 

Let's sup before we go. 



To make your candles last 

for aye, 
You wives and maids give 

ear-o ! 
To put them out's the only 

way, 
Says honest John Boldero. 




THE GREAT BROWN OWL 

THE Brown Owl sits in the ivy-bush, 

And she looketh wondrous wise, 
With a horny beak beneath her cowl, 

And a pair of large round eyes. 

She sat all day on the selfsame spray, 

From sunrise till sunset ; 
And the dim grey light, it was all too bright 

For the Owl to see in yet. 

" Jenny Owlet, Jenny Owlet," said a merry little bird,. 
" They say you 're wondrous wise ; 
But I don't think you see, though you 're looking 

at ME 
With your large, round, shining eyes." 

But night came soon, and the pale white moon 

Rolled high up in the skies; 
And the great Brown Owl flew away in her cowl,. 

With her large, round, shining eyes. 

145 10 




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148 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Four and twenty tailors went to kill a snail, 
The best man amongst them durst not touch her tail. 
She put out her horns, like a little Kyloe cow, 
Run, tailors, run, or she'll kill you all just now. 



Doctor Foster went to 

Glo'ster, 

In a shower of rain ; 
He stepped in a puddle, 

up to the middle, 
And never went there 

again. 




Mary, Mary, quite contrary, 
How does your garden grow ? 

Silver bells and cockle-shells, 
And pretty maids all in a row. 



THE MAN IN THE MOON. 



149 




The man in the moon 
Came tumbling down, 
And asked the way to 

Norwich ; 

He went by the south, 
And burnt his mouth 
With eating cold pease 

porridge. 



Little Robin Redbreast 
sat upon a rail, 

Niddle, naddle, went his 
head, wiggle, waddle, 
went his tail ; 

Little Robin Redbreast 

sat upon a bridle, 
With a pair of speckle legs, and a green girdle. 



Pit, pat, well-a-day ! 
Little Robin flew away; 
Where can little Robin be, 
But up in yon cherry-tree ? 



Ding, dong, darrow, 

The cat and the sparrow; 

The little dog has burnt his tail, 

And he shall be whipped to-morrow. 




DAME DUCK'S LESSONS TO HER 
DUCKLINGS. 

OLD MOTHER DUCK has hatched a brood 
Of ducklings, small and callow : 

Their little wings are short, their down 
Is mottled grey and yellow. 

There is a quiet little stream, 

That runs into the moat, 
Where tall green sedges spread their leaves, 

And water-lilies float. 

Close by the margin of the brook 
The old Duck made her nest, 

150 



DAME DUCKS LESSON TO HER DUCKLINGS. 151 

Of straw, and leaves, and withered grass, 
And down from her own breast. 

And there she sat for four long weeks, 

In rainy days and fine, 
Until the Ducklings all came out 

Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. 

One peeped out from beneath her wing, 

One scrambled on her back : 
" That 's very rude," said old Dame Duck, 
" Get off ! quack, quack, quack, quack ! " 

" 'T is close," said Dame Duck, shoving out 

The egg-shells with her bill, 
" Besides, it never suits young ducks 

To keep them sitting still." 

So, rising from her nest, she said, 
" Now, children, look at me : 
A well-bred duck should Waddle so, 
From side to side d' ye see ? " 

' Yes," said the little ones, and then 

She went on to explain : 
"A well-bred duck turns in its toes 

As I do try again." 

"Yes," said the Ducklings, waddling on. 

"That's better," said their mother; 
" But well-bred ducks ^'alk in a row, 
Straight one behind another." 



152 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

''Yes/' said the little Ducks again, 

All waddling in a row : 
" Now to the pond," said old Dame Duck 

Splash, splash ! and in they go. 

" Let me swim first," said old Dame Duck, 
" To this side, now to that ; 
There, snap at those great brown-winged flies, 
They make young ducklings fat. 

"Now when you reach the poultry-yard, 

The hen-wife, Molly Head, 
Will feed you, with the other fowls, 
On bran and mashed-up bread ; 

"' The hens will peck and fight, but mind, 

I hope that all of you 
Will gobble up the food as fast 
As well-bred ducks should do. 

'" You 'd better get into the dish, 

Unless it is too small; 
In that case, I should use my foot, 
And overturn it all." 

The Ducklings did as they were bid, 

And found the plan so good, 
That, from that day, the other fowls 

Got hardly any food. 



fS JOHN SMIT-H WITHIN? 



Is John Smith within ? 
Yes, that he is. 
Can he set a shoe ? 
il 1 Ay, marry, two. 

Here a nail, there a nail, 
Tick, tack, too. 




John Cook he had a little grey mare, 

hee, haw, hum ; 

Her legs were long and her back was bare, 

hee, haw, hum. 

John Cook was riding up Shooter's Bank, 

hee, haw, hum ; 

The mare she began to kick and to prank, 

hee, haw, hum. 

John Cook was riding up Shooter's Hill, 

hee, haw, hum ; 

His mare fell down and made her will, 

hee, haw, hum. 

The bridle and saddle were laid on the shelf, 

hee, haw, hum ; 

If you want any more, you may sing it yourself, 

hee, haw, hum. 




OLD KING COLE. 
154 



OLD KING COLE. 

Old King Cole 

Was a merry old soul, 
And a merry old soul was he; 

And he called for his pipe 

And he called for his glass, 
And he called for his fiddlers three! 



155 




156 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 



A 



Apple Pie. 



B 



bit it. 



c 



cut it. 




dealt it. 



A, APPlf PIE. 




158 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



E 



eat it. 



F 



fought for it. 



G 



got it. 



H 



hid it. 



A, APPLE PIE. 




l6D MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



J 



jumped for it. 



K 



kept it. 




longed for it. 



M 



mourned for it. 



A, APPLE PIE. 



161 




11 



1 62 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



N 



nodded at it. 



o 



opened it. 



p 



peeped at it. 



Q 



quartered it. 



A, APPLE PIE. 



16. 




11 2 



1 64 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



R 



ran for it. 



s 



stole it. 



T 



tried for it. 



v 



viewed it. 



A, APPLE PIE. 




166 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 





Z & 



Amperse-and, 
All wished for 
A piece in hand 



A, APPLE PIE. 



167 




1 68 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Pussy sits beside the fire. How can she be fair ? 
In walks a little doggy, Pussy, are you there ? 



Oh, the rusty, dusty, rusty miller, 

I '11 not change my wife for gold or siller. 



THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN. 



169 




There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile, 
And he found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile ; 
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, 
And they all lived together in a little crooked house. 




High diddle doubt, my candle's out, 
My little maid is not at home; 

Saddle my hog and bridle my dog, 
And fetch my little maid home. 




BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP 
170 



BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP. 



Allegro. 



Ba-a, ba-a, black sheep, have you a - ny wool ? Yes, sir, yes, sir, 






three bags full : One for my mas - ter, one for my dame, And 






one for the lit- tie boy that lives in our lane. Ba-a, ba-a, black shsep, 



US 







172 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Barber, barber, shave a pig. 
How many hairs will make a wig ? 
Four and twenty ; that 's enough. 
Give the poor barber a pinch of snuff. 



The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown, 
The Lion beat the Unicorn all round about the town. 
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown, 
Some gave them plum-cake, and sent them out of town. 



Thomas a Tattamus took two T's 

To tie two tups to two tall trees, 

To frighten the terrible Thomas a Tattamus. 

Tell me how many T's there are in all THAT. 



EESSY BELL AND MARY GRAY. 



J73 




Bessy Bell and Mary Gray, 
They were two bonny lasses, 

They built a house upon the lea, 
And covered it o'er with rashes. 

Bessy kept the garden gate, 
And Mary kept the pantry; 

Bessy always had to wait, 
While Mary lived in plenty. 



Little boy, pretty boy, where were you born ? 

In Lincolnshire, master; come, blow the cow's horn. 




HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE. 
174 



HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE. 

Hey, diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle 
The cow jumped over the moon ; 

The little dog laughed to see such sport, 
And the dish ran after the spoon. 



1/5 





THE YOUNG LINNETS. 

DID you ever see the nest 
Of Chaffinch or of Linnet, 

When the little downy birds 
Are lying snugly in it, 

Gaping wide their yellow mouths 
For something nice to eat ? 

Caterpillar, worm, and grub, 
They reckon dainty meat. 

When the mother-bird returns, 
And finds them still and good, 

176 



THE YOUNG LINNETS. 177 

She will give them each, by turns, 
A proper share of food. 

She has hopped from spray to spray, 

And peeped with knowing eye' 
Into all the folded leaves 

Where caterpillars lie. 

She has searched among the grass, 

And flown from tree to tree, 
Catching gnats and flies, to feed 

Her little family. 

I have seen the Linnets chirp, 

And shake their downy wings : 
They are pleased to see her come, 

And pleased with what she brings. 

But I never saw them look 

Impatient for their food: 
Somebody, at dinner-time, 

Is seldom quite so good. 



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SEE-SAW, MARGERY DAW. 
178 



SEE-SAW, MARGERY DAW. 

See-saw, Margery Daw, 
Jenny shall have a new master; 
She shall have but a penny a day, 
Because she can't work any faster. 



179 




122 



i8o 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




ANCE to your daddy, 
My little babby; 
Dance to your daddy, 
My little lamb. 
You shall have a fishy, 
In a little dishy; 
You shall have a fishy, 
When the boat comes in. 



Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she sits in the sun, 
As fair as the lily, as white as the swan : 
I send you three letters, so pray you read one. 
I cannot read one unless I read all; 
So pray, Master Teddy, deliver the ball. 



Little girl, little girl, where 

have you been? 
Gathering roses to give to 

the Queen. 
Little girl, little girl, what 

gave she you ? 
She gave me a diamond as 

big as my shoe. 




THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. 



181 




There was an old woman tossed up in a basket, 
Ninety times as high as the moon ; 

And where she was going, I couldn't but ask it, 
For in her hand she carried a broom. 



Old woman, old woman, old woman, quoth I, 
O whither, O whither, O whither so high? 

To sweep the cobwebs off the sky! 
Shall I go with you ? Ay, by-and-by. 



1 82 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




When I was a bachelor, I lived by myself, 
And all the meat I got I put upon a shelf; 
The rats and the mice did lead me such a life, 
That I went to London, to get myself a wife. 



The streets were so broad, and the lanes were so narrow, 
I could not get my wife home without a wheelbarrow, 
The wheelbarrow broke, my wife got a fall, 
Down tumbled wheelbarrow, little wife, and all. 



ROBIN AND RICHARD WERE TWO PRETTY MEN. 183 

Robin and Richard were two pretty men, 
They lay in bed till the clock struck ten ; 
Then up starts Robin and looks in the sky, 
"Oh, brother Richard, the sun's very high! 
You go on with bottle and bag, 
And I '11 come after with jolly Jack Nag." 



Blow, wind, blow, and go, mill, go, 
That the miller may grind his corn; 

That the baker may take it, 

And into rolls make it, 
And bring us some hot in the morn. 



Jack be nimble, 
Jack be quick, 
And Jack jump over 
the candlestick. 




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RIDE A COCK-HORSE. 
184 



RIDE A COCK-HORSE. 
Ride a cock-horse 
To Banbury Cross, 
To see a fine lady 
Upon a white horse. 
Rings on her fingers, 
Bells on her toes, 
She shall have music 
Wherever she goes. 



-85 





THE FOX AND THE FARMER. 

A Fox jumped up on a moonlight night, 
The stars were shining, and all things bright; 
Oh, ho ! " said the Fox, " it 's a very fine night 
For me to go through the town, heigho!" 

The Fox when he came to yonder stile, 
He lifted his ears, and he listened awhile; 
Oh, ho ! " said the Fox, " it 's but a short mile 
From this unto yonder town, heigho ! " 

The Fox when he came to the farmer's gate, 
Whom should he see but the farmer's Drake; 
I love you well for your master's sake, 
And long to be picking your bones, heigho!" 

186 



THE FOX AND THE FARMER. 187 

The grey Goose ran right round the haystack. 
"Oh, ho!" said the Fox, "you are very fat; 
You'll do very well to ride on my back, 
From this into yonder town, heigho ! " 

The farmer's wife she jumped out of bed, 
And out of the window she popped her head ; 
"Oh, husband! oh, husband! the Geese are all dead, 
For the Fox has been through the town, heigho ! " 

The farmer he loaded his pistol with leau, 
And shot the old rogue of a Fox through the head ; 
" Ah, ha ! " said the farmer, " I think you 're quite dead, 
And no more you'll trouble the town, heigho!" 




1 88 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



Pease pudding hot, 
Pease pudding cold, 

Pease pudding in the pot, 
Nine days old. 

Some like it hot, 
Some like it cold, 

Some like it in the pot, 
Nine days old. 



Curly-locks, Curly-locks, wilt thou be mine? 

Thou shalt not wash the dishes, nor yet feed the swine ; 

But sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam, 

And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream. 




Margery Mutton-pie, and Johnny Bo-peep, 
They met together in Gracechurch Street ; 
In and out, in and out, over the way, 
Oh! says Johnny, 'tis Chop-nose Day. 



There was a Rat, for want of stairs, 
Went down a rope to say his prayers. 



SNAIL, SNAIL 



189 




Snail, snail, come put out your horn, 
To-morrow is the day to shear the corn. 



If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, 

If turnips were watches, I would wear one by my side. 




HARK, HARK, THE DOGS DO BARK. 
190 



HARK, HARK, THE DOGS DO BARK. 191 

Hark, hark, 
The dogs do bark, 
The beggars are coming to town ; 
Some in jags, 
Some in rags, 
And some in velvet gown. 



One, two, buckle my shoe; 
Three, four, shut the door; 
Five, six, pick up sticks; 
Seven, eight, lay them straight; 
Nine, ten, a good fat hen; 
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve ; 
Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting; 
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen; 
Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting; 
Nineteen, twenty, my plate is empty. 



1 92 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




I had a little husband, no bigger than my thumb ; 
I put him in a pint pot, and there I bid him drum. 

I bought a little horse that galloped up and down ; 

I saddled him, and bridled him, and sent him out of town. 

I gave him some garters, to garter up his hose, 

And a little pocket-handkerchief to wipe his pretty nose. 



I have a little sister; they call her Peep, Peep, 
She wades the water, deep, deep, deep; 
She climbs the mountains, high, high, high. 
Poor little thing! she has but one eye. 




Goo - sey, goo - sey, gan - der, whi - ther shall I wan - der, 



*7 * "~ * -J- s 

Up stairs, and down stairs, and in my la - dy's cham - ber. 



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There I met an old man, who would not say his prayers, I 



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took him by his left leg, and threw him down the stairs. 



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194 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Handy Spandy, Jack-a-dandy, 
Loves plum-cake and sugarcandy; 
He brought some at a grocer's shop, 
And out he came, hop-hop-hop. 



If all the world were water, 

And all the water were ink, 
What should we do for bread and cheese ? 

What should we do for drink ? 



Hey, my kitten, my kitten, 
Hey, my kitten, my deary ; 

Such a sweet pet as this 
Was neither far nor neary. 



Here we go up, up, up, 
Here we go down, down, down ; 
Here we go backwards and forwards, 
And here we go round, round, round. 



/ HAD A LITTLE PONY. 



195 



I had a little pony ; 

They called him Dapple-grey. 
I lent him to a lady, 

To ride a mile away. 
She whipped him, she slashed 
him, 

She rode him through the 

mire; 
I would not lend my pony now, 

For all the lady's hire. 




See, see. What shall I see? 

A horse's head where his tail should be. 



Pussy cat, Pussy cat, where have you been ? 
I've been to London to look at the Queen. 
Pussy cat, Pussy cat, what 

did you do there ? 
I frightened a little mouse 
under the chair. 



Little Tommy Tittlemouse 
Lived in a little house; 
He caught fishes 
In other men's ditches. 





"THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT." 



196 



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. 

This is the MALT 

That lay in the house that Jack built. 




This is the RAT 

That ate the malt, 

That lay in the house that Jack built. 

197 



198 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




This is the CAT, 

That killed the rat, 

That ate the malt, 

That lay in the house that Jack built 



THE HOUSE THAI JACK BUILT, 



199 




This is the DOG, 

That worried the cat, 

That killed the rat, 

That ate the malt, 

That lay in the house that Jack built. 



200 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




This is the Cow with the crumpled horn, 

That tossed the dog, 

That worried the cat, 

That killed the rat, 

That ate the malt, 

That lay in the house that Jack built 



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. 2OI 




This is the MAIDEN all forlorn, 

That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, 

That tossed the dog, 

That worried the cat, 

That killed the rat, 

That ate the malt, 

That lay in the house that Jack built. 



202 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




This is the MAN all tattered and torn, 
That kissed the maiden all forlorn, 
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn. 
That tossed the dog, that worried the cat, 
That killed the rat, that ate the malt, 
That lay in the house that Jack built. 



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. 203 




This is the PRIEST all shaven and shorn, 
That married the man all tattered and torn, 
That kissed the maiden all forlorn, 
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, 
That tossed the dog, that worried the cat, 
That killed the rat, that ate the malt, 
That lay in the house that Jack built. 



204 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




This is the COCK that crowed in the morn, 
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn, 
That married the man all tattered and torn, 
That kissed the maiden all forlorn, 
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, 
That tossed the dog, that worried the cat, 
That killed the rat, that ate the malt, 
That lay in the house that Jack built 



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. 205 




This is the FARMER who sowed the corn, 
That kept the cock that crowed in the morn, 
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn, 
That married the man all tattered and torn, 



206 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



That kissed the maiden all forlorn, 
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn, 
That tossed the dog, that worried the cat, 
That killed the rat, that ate the malt, 
That lay in the house that Jack built. 




Old mother Widdle Waddle 

jumped out of bed, 
And out of the casement she 

popped her head, 
Crying, "The house is on fire, 

the grey goose is dead, 
And the fox has come to the 

town, oh ! " 



Two legs sat upon three 

legs, 

With one leg in his lap; 
In comes four legs, 
And runs away with one 

leg; 

Up jumps two legs, 
Catches up three legs, 
Throws it after four legs, 
makes him bring one 

leg back. 



A LITTLE BOY WENT INTO A BARN. 



207 




A little boy went into a barn, 
And lay down on some hay; 

An owl came out and flew about, 
And the little boy ran away. 




As I was going up Primrose Hill, 

Primrose Hill was dirty; 
There I met a pretty Miss, 

And she dropped me a curtsey. 
Little Miss, pretty /Miss, 

Blessings light upon you ; 
If I had half-a-crown a day, 

I 'd spend it all upon you. 



208 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




I had a little Hen, the prettiest ever seen, 

She washed me the dishes and kept the house clean 

She went to the mill to fetch me some flour, 

She brought it home in less than an hour; 

She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale, 

She sat by the fire and told many a fine tale. 



THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN. 



209 




There was a little man, and he had a little gun, 
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead ; 

He shot Johnny King through the middle of his wig, 
And knocked it right off his 'head, head, head. 



Three straws on a staff, 
Would make a baby cry and 
laugh. 



Multiplication is vexation, 

Division is as bad ; 
The Rule of Three perplexes 

me, 

And Practice drives me 
mad. 




Daffy-do wn-D illy has come up to town, 
In a yellow petticoat and a green gown. 



1 1 




THE QUEEN OF HEARTS. 
210 



THE QUEEN OF HEARTS. 211 

The Queen of Hearts 

She made some tarts 
All on a summer's day; 

The Knave of Hearts 

He stole those tarts, 
And took them clean away. 

The King of Hearts 

Called for the tarts, 
And beat the Knave full sore; 

The Knave of Hearts 

Brought back the tarts, 
And vowed he'd steal no more. 



There were three crows sat on a stone, 

Fal la, la la lal de, 
Two flew away, and then there was one, 

Fal la, la la lal de, 
The other crow finding himself alone, 

Fal la, la la lal de, 
He flew away, and then there was none, 

Fal la, la la lal de. 

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"JACK .AND JILL WENT UP THE HILL. 
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JACK AND JILL. 




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i. Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of wa - ter ; 
3. Jill came in and she did grin To see his pa- per plais - ter, 



Fine. 



Jack fell down and broke his crown,And Jill came tumbling af - ter. 
Mo- thervex'd did whip her next, For caus- ing Jack's dis - as - ter. 



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Jill had the job to plaister his knob, With vi-negar and brown pa - per 






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214 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




When the wind is in the East, 
'T is neither good for man nor beast ; 
When the wind is in the North, 
The skilful fisher goes not forth ; 
When the wind is in the South, 
It blows the bait in the fishes' mouth 
When the wind is in the West, 
Then 'tis at the very best. 



Cry, baby, cry, 

Put your finger in your eye, 

And tell your mother it wasn't I. 




THE TURTLE-DOVE'S NEST. 

VERY high in the pine-tree, 

The little Turtle-dove 
Made a pretty little nursery, 

To please her little love. 
She was gentle, she was soft, 

And her large dark eye 
Often turned to her mate, 

Who was sitting close by. 

"Coo," said the Turtle-dove, 

" Coo," said she ; 
"Oh, I love thee," said the Turtle-dove. 

"And I love THEE." 

215 



216 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

In the long shady branches 

Of the dark pine-tree, 
How happy were the Doves 

In their little nursery ! 

The young Turtle-doves 

Never quarrelled in the nest; 

For they dearly loved each other, 

Though they loved their mother best 
"Coo," said the little Doves. 

"Coo," said she. 

And they played together kindly 
In the dark pine-tree. 

In this nursery of yours, 

Little sister, little brother, 
Like the Turtle-dove's nest 

Do you love one another ? 
Are you kind, are you gentle, 

As children ought to be ? 
Then the happiest of nests 

Is your own nursery. 



PETER WHITE. 



217 



Peter White 

Will ne'er go right, 
Would you know the reason 
why ? 

He follows his nose 

Wherever he goes, 
And that stands all awry. 



He that would thrive, 
Must rise at five ; 
He that hath thriven, 
May lie till seven ; 
And he that by the plough 

would thrive, 

Himself must either hold or 
drive. 





Hush-a-bye, baby, 

Daddy is near; 
Mamma is a lady, 

And that's very clear. 




; THERE WAS AX OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE.' 
218 



THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. 



219 



There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, 

She had so many children she didn't know what to do 

She gave them some broth, without any bread, 

She whipped them all round, and sent them to bed. 




One, two, three, 

I love coffee, 

And Billy loves tea, 

How good you be. 

One, two, three, 

I love coffee, 

And Billy loves tea. 



220 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




There was an old woman called Nothing-at-all, 
Who lived in a dwelling exceedingly small ; 
A man stretched his mouth to its utmost extent, 
And down at one gulp house and old woman went. 



I HAD A LITTLE HOBBY HORSE. 



221 




I had a little hobby horse, 

And it was dapple grey, 
Its head was made of pea- straw, 

Its tail was made of hay. 
I sold it to an old woman 

For a copper groat; 
And I '11 not sing my song again 

Without a new coat. 



Eggs, butter, cheese, bread, 
Stick, stock, stone, dead, 
Stick him up, stick him down, 
Stick him in the old man's crown. 



THE FROG'S CHORUS. 

" YAUP, yaup, yaup ! " 
Said the croaking voice of a Frog : 

"A rainy day 

In the month of May, 
And plenty of room in the bog." 

"Yaup, yaup, yaup!" 
Said the Frog as it hopped away: 

"The insects feed 

On the floating weed, 
And I 'm hungry for dinner to-day." 

" Yaup, yaup, yaup ! " 
Said the Frog, as it splashed, about : 

"Good neighbours all, 

When you hear me call, 
It is odd that you do not come out." 

" Yaup, yaup, yaup ! " 

Said the Frogs; "it is charming weather; 
We '11 come and sup, 
When the moon is up, 

And we'll all of us croak together." 
222 



WHAT'S THE NEWS OF THE DAY? 223 



What 's the news of the day, 
Good neighbour, I pray ? 
They say the balloon 
Is gone up to the moon. 




Cross- Patch, 

Draw the latch, 
Sit by the fire and spin; 

Take a cup, 

And drink it up, 
And call your neighbours in. 



There was an old Crow 

Sat upon a clod. 
There 's an end of my song, 

That's very odd. 





"DING, DONG, BELL." 
224 



DING, DONG, BELL. 

Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well. 
Who put her in ? Little Tommy Green. 
Who pulled her out ? Little Tommy Trout. 
What a naughty boy was that, 
Thus to drown poor Pussy Cat. 



225 




NURSERY RHYME ALPHABET. 

A was the Archer who shot at a frog. 

B was Bo-peep, with her crook and her dog. 

C was the Cow that jumped over the moon. 

D was the Dish that ran off with the spoon. 

E was Elizabeth, Betsey, and Bess. 

F was the Forest where stood the bird's-nest. 

G" Gaffer Longlegs; downstairs he'd a fall. 

H Humpty Dumpty that sat on the wall. 

1 was that "/" who was going to St. Ives. 

J Jacky Horner, on plum-pie he thrives. 

K. was King Cole with his fiddlers three. 

J__ i Little Gold- Hair, peeping, you see. 

M. Mother Hubbard who thought her dog dead. 

N Little Netticoat, xvith a red head. 

226 



NURSERY RHYME ALPHABET. 227 

O the old Woman " upon market day ; " 
.P was the " Pedlar " who passed by that way. 
Q, was the Queen of Hearts, tartlets she makes. 
Ix was Red Riding Hood carrying the cakes. 
S Simple Simon, the pieman beside. 
T Tommy Tucker, for supper who cried. 
U was the Unicorn, "beat round the town;" 
V was Victoria he fought for her crown. 

\V Whittington, who turned again, 
Over great London as Lord Mayor to reign. 
X is a letter that here we can spare. 
Y " Yankee Doodle," that went to the fair ; 
Z is the Zany who laughed at him there. 




152 



228 



MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Swan, swan, over the sea ; 
Swim, swan, swim. 
Swan, swan, back again ; 
Well, swan, swam. 




One misty moisty morning, 
When cloudy was the weather, 
I met a little old man, 
Clothed all in leather, 
Clothed all in leather, 
With a strap below his chin. 
How do you do ? and how do 

you do ? 
And how do you do again ? 



Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my son John, 
He went to bed with his stockings on; 
One shoe off, and one shoe on, 
Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my son John. 



THE OLD WOMAN MUST STAND AT 2 HE TUB. 229 




The old woman must stand at the tub, tub, tub, 
The dirty clothes to rub, rub, rub; 
But when they are clean, and fit to be seen, 
I '11 dress like a lady, and dance on the green. 




"HICKETY, PICKETY, MY BLACK HEN. 

230 



HICKETY, PICKETY, MY BLACK HEN. 

Rickety, pickety, my black hen, 
She lays eggs for gentlemen ; 
Gentlemen come every day 
To see what my black hen doth lay. 



231 




I '11 tell you a story, 
About John-a-Nory : 

And now my story 's begun. 
I'll tell you another, 
About Jack and his brother: 

And now my story's done. 



I LOVE SIXPENCE. 

I LOVE sixpence, pretty little sixpence, 
I love sixpence better than my life; 

I spent a penny of it, I spent another, 
And took fourpence home to my wife. 

Oh, my little fourpence, pretty little fourpence, 
I love fourpence better than my life; 

I spent a penny of it, I spent another, 
And I took twopence home to my wife. 

Oh, my little twopence, my pretty little twopence, 
I love twopence better than my life ; 

I spent a penny of it, I spent another, 
And I took nothing home to my wife. 

Oh, my little nothing, my pretty little nothing, 
What will nothing buy for my wife ? 

I have nothing, I spend nothing, 
I love nothing better than my wife. 

232 



THERE WAS A FAT MAN OF BOMBAY. 



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There was a fat man of Bombay, 
Who was smoking one sunshiny day, 
When a bird called a Snipe flew away with his pipe, 
Which vexed the fat man of Bombay. 




'WHEN THE PIE WAS OPENED, THE BIRDS BEGAN TO SING." 

234 




SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE. 



Moderate*. 



mf Sing a song of six - pence, A bag . . full of rye ; 





Four and twen - ty black - birds ; 

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When the pie was o - pen'd, The birds be - gan to sing, 



Was not that a dain - ty dish To set be - fore the king ? 



236 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




The King was in his counting-house, 
Counting out his money ; 



SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE. 



237 




The Queen was in the parlour, 
Eating bread and honey; 



238 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




The maid was in the garden, 
Hanging out the clothes; 

By came a little bird, 
And snapt off her nose. 



LITTLE POLLY FLINDERS. 



239 




Little Polly Flinders 
Sate among the cinders 

Warming her pretty little toes! 
Her mother came and caught her, 
And whipped her little 

daughter, 

For spoiling her nice new 
clothes. 



Great A, little A, 

Bouncing B, 
The cat 's in the cupboard, 

And she can't see. 




240 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Poor old Robinson Crusoe! poor old Robinson Crusoe! 
They made him a coat of an old Nanny goat, 

I wonder how they could do so ! 
With a ring-a-ting-tang, and a ring-a-ting-tang, 

Poor old Robinson Crusoe ! 



BAT, BAT, COME UNDER MY HAT. 



241 




Bat, bat, come under my hat, 

And I '11 give you a slice of bacon, 

And when I bake I '11 give you a cake, 
If I am not mistaken. 



The North Wind doth blow, 
And we shall have snow, 
And what will poor Robin 
do then ? 

Poor thing! 

He will hop to a barn, 
And to keep himself warm, 
Will hide his head under 
his wing, 

Poor thing ! 





THE OLD WOMAN BUYING HER PIG AT MARKET. 



242 




THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 

AN old woman was sweeping her house, and she found a 
little crooked sixpence. " What," said she, " shall I do with 
this little sixpence ? I will go to market, and buy a little 
pig." As she was coming home, she came to a stile : the 
piggy would not go over the stile. 

She went a little farther, and she met a dog. So she said 
to the dog 



243 



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244 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

" Dog, dog, bite pig ; 
Piggy won't get over the stile-; 
And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the dog would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met a stick. So she 
said 

" Stick, stick, beat dog ; 

Dog won't bite pig ; 

Piggy won't get over the stile , 

And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the stick would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met a fire. So she 

said 

" Fire, fire, burn stick ; 

Stick won't beat dog ; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the fire would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met some water. So 
she said 



7 HE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 245 




FIRE, FIRE, BURN STICK. 



Water, water, quench fire; 
Fire won't burn stick; 



246 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Stick won't beat dog; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the water would not 

She went a little farther, and she met an ox. So she 

said 

" Ox, ox, drink water ; 

Water won't quench fire; 

Fire won't burn stick; 

Stick won't beat dog; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night" 

But the ox would not 

She went a little farther, and she met a butcher. So she 

said 

" Butcher, butcher, kill ox ; 

Ox won't drink water ; 
Water won't quench fire ; 
Fire won't burn stick ; 



THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 247 




" BUTCHER, BUTCHER, KILL OX 



Stick won't beat dog; 
Dog won't bite pig; 



248 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 
And I shan't get home to night." 

But the butcher would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met a rope. So she 

said 

" Rope, rope, hang butcher ; 

Butcher won't kill ox ; 

Ox won't drink water; 

Water won't quench fire; 

Fire won't burn stick ; 

Stick won't beat dog; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to night." 

But the rope would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met a rat. So she 

said 

" Rat, rat, gnaw rope ; 

Rope won't hang butcher; 
Butcher won't kill ox ; 
Ox won't drink water; 



THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 249 




" RAT, RAT, GNAW ROPE." 

Water won't quench fire ; 
Fire won't burn stick ; 



250 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

Stick won't beat dog; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night" 

But the rat would not. 

She went a little farther, and she met a cat. So she 

said 

" Cat, cat, kill rat ; 

Rat won't gnaw rope ; 

Rope won't hang butcher; 

Butcher won't kill ox ; 

Ox won't drink water; 

Water won't quench fire; 

Fire won't burn stick ; 

Stick won't beat dog; 

Dog won't bite pig; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the cat said to her, " If you will go to yonder cow, 
and fetch me a saucer of milk, I will kill the rat." So away 
went the old woman to the cow, and said 



THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 251 




"COW, COW, GIVE ME A SAUCER OF MILK." 

" Cow, cow, give me a saucer of milk ; 
Cat won't kill rat- 



252 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

Rat won't gnaw rope ; 

Rope won't hang butcher ; 

Butcher won't kill ox ; 

Ox won't drink water; 

Water won't quench fire ; 

Fire won't burn stick; 

Stick won't beat dog ; 

Dog won't bite pig ; 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 

And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the cow said to her, "If you will go to yonder hay- 
makers, and fetch me a wisp of hay, I '11 give you the milk." 
So away the old woman went to the haymakers, and said 

" Haymakers, give me a wisp of hay ; 
Cow won't give me milk ; 
Cat won't kill rat ; 
Rat won't gnaw rope ; 
Rope won't hang butcher; 
Butcher won't kill ox ; 
Ox won't drink water ; 
Water won't quench fire ; 



THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 



253 




"HAYMAKERS, GIVE ME A WISP OF HAY. 

Fire won't burn stick; 
Stick won't beat dog; 
Dog* won't bite piV ; 



254 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

Piggy won't get over the stile ; 
And I shan't get home to-night." 

But the haymakers said to her, " If you will go to yon- 
der stream, and fetch us a bucket of water, we '11 give you 
the hay." So away the old woman went ; but when she got 
to the stream, she found the bucket was full of holes. So 
she covered the bottom with pebbles, and then filled the 
bucket with water, and away she went back with it to the 
haymakers ; and they gave her a wisp of hay. 

As soon as the cow had eaten the hay, she gave the old 
woman the milk ; and away she went with it in a saucer to 
the cat. As soon as the cat had lapped up the milk 

The cat began to kill the rat; 
The rat began to gnaw the rope; 
The rope began to hang the butcher; 
The butcher began to kill the ox; 
The ox began to drink the water; 
The water began to quench the fire ; 
The fire began to burn the stick; 
The stick began to beat the dog; 
The dog began to bite the pig; 



THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG. 255 




''THE CAT BEGAN TO KILL THE RAT." 



The little pig in a fright jumped over the stile; 
And so the old woman got home that night. 




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A DILLAR, A DOLLAR, A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR. 257 




A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar, 
What makes you come so soon ? 

You used to come at ten o'clock, 
But now you come at noon. 



Jacky, come give me thy fiddle, 
If ever thou mean to thrive. 

Nay, I '11 not give my fiddle 
To any man alive. 

If I should give my fiddle, 

They '11 think that I 'm gone mad ; 
For many a joyful day 

My fiddle and I have had. 

17 




: TOMMY KEPT A CHANDLER'S SHOP." 



TOMMY KEPT A CHANDLERS SHOP. 

Tommy kept a chandler's shop, 

Richard went to buy a mop, 

Tommy gave him such a whop, 

That sent him out of his chandler's shop. 



259 




See a pin and pick it up, 

All the day you'll have good luck. 

See a pin and let it lay, 

Bad luck you 11 have all the day. 



172 



260 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Please to remember the fifth of November, 

The Gunpowder treason plot; 
I see no reason why Gunpowder treason, 

Should ever be forgot. 
A stick and a stake for Victoria's sake, 
Hollo, boys ! hollo, boys ! God save the Queen. 



LEG OVER LEG. 



261 



Leg over leg, 

As the dog went to Dover, 
When he came, to a stile, 

Jump he went over. 



Ladybird, Ladybird, 
Fly away home, 
Your house is on fire, 
Your children will burn. 




i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 
I caught a hare alive ; 

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
I let her go again. 



This is the way the ladies go 

Nim, nim, nim. 

This is the way the gentlemen go 

Trot, trot, trot. 

This is the way the hunters go 

Gallop, gallop, gallop. 




"THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF TOBAGO." 



THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF TOBAGO. 

There was an old man of Tobago, 
Who lived on rice, gruel, and sago ; 
Till, much to his bliss, 




His physician said this 
" To a leg, sir, of mutton you may go. 



Little Miss Muffett 
She sat on a tuffett, 
Eating of curds and whey ; 



There came a little spider, ,- r^ 



Who sat down beside her, 
And frightened Miss Muffett 
away. 




264 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 





As Tommy Snooks and Bessy 
Brooks, 

Were walking out one Sun- 
day, 

Says Tommy Snooks to Bessy 
Brooks, 

Wilt marry me on Monday? 



The cat sat asleep by the side 

of the fire, 
The mistress snored loud as a 

Pig> 
Jack took up his fiddle by 

Jenny's desire, 
And struck up a bit of a jig. 



Here am I, 

Little jumping Joan, 
When nobody's with me, 

I 'm always alone. 



GOOD DOBBIN. 

OH ! thank you, good Dobbin, 3-011 Ve been a long track, 
And have carried papa all the way on your back ; 
You shall have some nice oats, faithful Dobbin, indeed, 
For you've brought papa home to his darling with speed. 

The howling wind blew, and the pelting rain beat, 
And the thick mud has covered his legs and his feet, 
But yet on he galloped in spite of the rain, 
And has brought papa home to his darling again. 

The sun it was setting a long while ago, 
And papa could not see the road where he should go, 
But Dobbin kept on through the desolate wild, 
And has brought papa home again safe to his child. 

Now go to the stable, the night is so raw, 

Go, Dobbin, and rest your old bones on the straw ; 

Don't stand any longer out here in the rain, 

For you've brought papa home to his darling again. 

' 265 




WENT GILPIN, AND AWAY WKNT POSTBOY AT HIS HEELS. 



THE DIVERTING 
HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN 

SHOWING HOW HE WENT FARTHER THAN HE INTENDED, 
AND CAME SAFE HOME AGAIN. 

JOHN GILPIN was a citizen 

Of credit and renown, 
A train-band captain eke was he, 

Of famous London town. 

John Gilpin's spouse said to her dear, 
" Though wedded we have been 
These twice ten tedious years, yet we 
No holiday have seen. 

" To-morrow is our wedding-day, 

And we will then repair 
Unto the "Bell" at Edmonton, 
All in a chaise and pair. 



268 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

" My sister, and my sister's child, 

Myself, and children three, 
Will fill the chaise; so you must ride 
On horseback after we." 



He soon replied, " I do admire 

Of womankind but one, 
And you are she, my dearest dear, 

Therefore it shall be done. 

I am a linendraper bold, 

As all the world doth know, 

And my good friend the calender 
Will lend his horse to go." 

Quoth Mrs. Gilpin, "That's well said; 

And for that wine is dear, 
We will be furnished with our own, 

Which is both bright and clear." 

John Gilpin kissed his loving wife; 

O'erjoyed was he to find, 
That though on pleasure she was bent, 

She had a frugal mind. 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN. 269 




The morning came, the chaise was brought, 

But yet was not allowed 
To drive up to the door, lest all 

Should say that she was proud. 

So three doors off the chaise was stayed, 
Where they did all get in; 



270 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Six precious souls, and all agog 
To dash through thick and thin. 

Smack went the whip, round went the wheels, 

Were never folks so glad ! 
The stones did rattle underneath, 

As if Cheapside were mad. 

John Gilpin at his horse's side 

Seized fast the flowing mane, 
And up he got, in haste to ride, 

But soon came down again. 

For saddletree scarce reached had he, 

His journey to begin. 
When, turning round his head, he saw 

Three customers come in. 

So down he came ; for loss of time, 

Although it grieved him sore, 
Yet loss of pence, full well he knew, 

Would trouble him much more, 

Twas long before the customers 
Were suited to their mind, 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN. 271 

When Betty screaming came downstairs, 
" The wine is left behind ! " 



" Good lack ! " quoth he, " yet bring it me, 

My leathern belt likewise, 
In which I bear my trusty sword 
When I do exercise." 

Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul !) 

Had two stone bottles found, 
To hold the liquor that she loved, 

And keep it safe and sound. 

Each bottle had a curling ear, 
Through which the belt he drew, 

And hung a bottle on each side, 
To make his balance true. 

Then over all, that he might be 

Equipped from top to toe, 
His long red cloak, well brushed and neat, 

He manfully did throw. 

Now see him mounted once again 
Upon his nimble steed, 



272 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Full slowly pacing o'er the stones, 
With caution and good heed. 

But finding soon a smoother road 

Beneath his well-shod feet, 
The snorting beast began to trot, 

Which galled him in his seat. 

"So, fair and softly!" John he cried, 

But John he cried in vain ; 
That trot became a gallop soon, 
In spite of curb and rein. 

So stooping down, as needs he must 

Who cannot sit upright, 
He grasped the mane with both his hands, 

And eke with all his might. 

His horse, who never in that sort 

Had handled been before, 
What thing upon his back had got, 

Did wonder more and more. 

Away went Gilpin, neck or nought; 
Away went hat and wig; 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPfN. 273 




He little dreamt, when he set out, 
Of running such a rig. 

The wind did blow, the cloak did fly 

Like streamer long and gay, 
Till, loop and button failing both, 

At last it flew away. 

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274 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

Then might all people well discern 

The bottles he had slung ; 
A bottle swinging at each side, 

As hath been said or sung. 

The dogs did bark, the children screamed, 

Up flew the windows all ; 
And every soul cried out, " Well done ! " 

As loud as he could bawl. 

Away went Gilpin who but he ? 
His fame soon spread around : 
" He carries weight ! he rides a race ! 
'T is for a thousand pound ! " 

And still as fast as he drew near, 

'Twas wonderful to view 
How in a trice the turnpike-men 

Their gates wide open threw. 

And now, as he went bowing down 

His reeking head full low, 
The bottles twain behind his back 

Were shattered at a blow. 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILF1N. 275 

Down ran the wine into the road, 

Most piteous to be seen, 
Which made the horses flanks to smoke 

As they had basted been. 

But still he seemed to carry weight, 

With leathern girdle braced ; 
For all might see the bottle-necks 

Still dangling at his waist. 

Thus all through merry Islington 

These gambols he did play, 
Until he came unto the Wash 

Of Edmonton so gay ; 

And there he threw the wash about 

On both sides of the way, 
Just like unto a trundling mop, 

Or a wild goose at play. 

At Edmonton his loving wife 

From the balcony spied 
Her tender husband, wondering much 

To see how he did ride. 

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276 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

"Stop, stop, John Gilpin! Here's the house! 1 

They all at once did cry ; 
" The dinner, waits, and we are tired ; " 

Said Gilpin " So am I ! " 

But yet his horse was not a whit 

Inclined to tarry there ; 
For why ?- his owner had a house 

Full ten miles off, at Ware. 

So like an arrow swift he flew, 

Shot by an archer strong; 
So did he fly which brings me to 

The middle of my song. 

Away went Gilpin out of breatb 

And sore against his will, 
Till at his friend the calender's, 

His horse at last stood still. 



The calender, amazed to see 
His neighbour in such trim, 

Laid down his pipe, flew to the gate, 
And thus accosted him : 



I HE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN. 277 




" What news ? what news ? your tidings tell ; 

Tell me you must and shall 
Say why bareheaded you are come, 
Or why you come at all ?" 

Now Gilp'm had a pleasant wit, 
And loved a timely joke ; 



2;S MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

And thus unto the calender 
In merry guise he spoke : 

" I came because your horse would come : 

And, if I well forebode, 
My hat and wig will soon be here, 
They are upon the road." 

The calender, right glad to find 

His friend in merry pin, 
Returned him not a single word, 

But to the house went in ; 

Whence straight he came with hat and wig, 

A wig that flowed behind, 
A hat not much the worse for wear, 

Each comely in its kind. 

He held them up, and in his turn 

Thus showed his ready wit, 
"My head is twice as big as yours, 
They therefore needs must fit 

" But let me scrape the dirt away, 
That hangs upon your face ; 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN. 279 




And stop and eat, for well you may 
Be in a hungry case." 

Said John, "It is my wedding-day, 
And all the world would stare 

If wife should dine at Edmonton, 
And I should dine at Ware." 



2 So MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

So turning to his horse, he said, 
" I am in haste to dine ; 
'Twas for your pleasure you came here, 
You shall go back for mine." 

Ah ! luckless speech, and bootless boast ! 

For which he paid full dear; 
For while he spake, a braying ass 

Did sing most loud and clear; 

Whereat his horse did snort, as he 

Had heard a lion roar, 
And galloped off with all his might, 

As he had done before. 

Away went Gilpin, and away 
Went Gilpin's hat and wig : 

He lost them sooner than at first, 
For why they were too big. 

Now Mistress Gilpin, when she saw 
Her husband posting down 

Into the country far away, 
She pulled out half-a-crown ; 



THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF. JOHN GILPIN. 281 




And thus unto the youth she said 
That drove them to the "Bell," 

This shall be yours when you bring back 
My husband safe and well." 

The youth did ride, and soon did meet 
John coming back amain ; 



282 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 

Whom in a trice he tried to stop, 
By catching at his rein ; 

But not performing what he meant, 
And gladly would have done, 

The frighted steed he frighted more, 
And made him faster run. 

Away went Gilpin, and away 
Went postboy at his heels. 

The postboy's horse .right glad to miss 
The lumbering of the wheels. 

Six gentlemen upon the road, 

Thus seeing Gilpin fly, 
W 7 ith postboy scampering in the rear, 

They raised the hue and cry. 

" Stop thief ! stop thief ! a highwayman ! ' 

Not one of them was mute ; 
And all and each that passed that way 
Did join in the pursuit. 

And now the turnpike-gates again 
Flew open in short space; 



I HE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN G1LPIN. 283 




The toll-men thinking, as before, 
That Gilpin rode a race. 

And so he did, and won it too, 

For he got first to town ; 
Nor stopped till where he had got up, 

He did again get down. 

Now let us sing, Long live the King, 

And Gilpin, long live he; 
And when he next doth ride abroad, 

May I be there to see. 



284 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are ! 
Up above the world so high. 
Like a diamond in the sky. 



TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR, 285 

When the blazing sun is gone, 
When he nothing shines upon, 
Then you show your little light, 
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. 

Then the traveller in the dark 
Thanks you for your tiny spark : 
How could he see where to go, 
If you did not twinkle so ? 

In the dark blue sky you keep, 
Often through my curtains peep, 
For you never shut your eye, 
Till the sun is in the sky. 

As your bright and tiny spark 
Lights the traveller in the dark, 
Though I know not what you are, 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star. 



Charley, Charley, stole the barley ' 

Out of the baker's shop ; 
The baker came out, and gave him a clout, 

And made poor Charley hop. 



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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES. 




A, B, C, tumble down D, 

The cat's in the cupboard and can't see me. 




Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess, 
They all went together to seek a bird's nest, 
They found a bird's nest with five eggs in ; 
They all took one, and left four in. 



UP HILL AND DOWN DALE. 



287 




Up hill and down dale, 
Butter is made in every vale; 
And if Nancy Cook 
Is a good girl, 
She shall have a spouse, 
And make butter anon, 
Before her old grandmother 
Grows a young man. 



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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




To market, to market, a gallop, a trot, 
To buy some meat to put in the pot; 
Threepence a quarter, fourpence a side, 
If it hadn't been killed it must have died. 



Apple-pie, pudding, and 

pancake, 
All begins with A. 



My little old man and 

I fell out; 
I '11 tell you what 't was 

all about, 
I had money and he 

had none, 
And that 's the way the 

noise begun. 





GEORGIE PORGIE. 

Allegro moderate. 



Geor - gie For - gie, pud - ding and pie, 



g=q=g 

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Kiss'd the girls . . and made them cry. 



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When the girls . . came out to play, 



Geor - gie For - gie ran a - way. 



289 



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290 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

I love little Pussy, her coat is so warm, 

And if I don't hurt her, she'll do me no harm. 

I '11 sit by the fire, and give 

her some food, 
And Pussy will love me, be- 
cause I am good. 



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TAFfY WAS A WELSHMAN. 

Taffy was a Welsh- 
man, 

Taffy was a thief, 
Taffy came to my 

house, 

And stole a leg of 
beef. 

I went to Taffy's 

house, 

Taffy was not at 
home ; 

Taffy came to my 
house 

And stole a mar- 
row-bone. 

I went to Taffy's 

house, 
Taffy was in bed ; 

I took the marrow-bone, 
And broke Taffy's head. 



291 



III III W III 9 II 




192 




"A FARMER WENT TROTTING UPON HIS GREY MARE." 



292 



A FARMER WENT TROTTING. 293 

A farmer went trotting upon his grey mare, 

Bumpety, bumpety, bump ! 

With his daughter behind him so rosy and fair, 
Lumpety, lumpety, lump ! 

A raven cried croak ! and they all tumbled down, 
Bumpety, bumpety, bump ! 

The mare broke her knees, and the farmer his crown, 
Lumpety, lumpety, lump ! 




294 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NUJtSERY RHYMES. 



The mischievous raven flew laughing away, 

Bumpety, bumpety, bump ! 

And vowed he would serve them the same the next day, 
Lumpety, lumpety, lump ! 




Little Betty Blue 
Lost her holiday shoe, 
What can little Betty do ? 
Give her another 
To match the other, 
And then she may walk 
in two. 



Hush-a-bye, baby, lie still 

with thy daddy, 

Thy mammy is gone to the mill, 
To get some meal to bake a cake, 
So pray, my dear baby, lie still. 



You shall have an apple, 
You shall have a plum, 
You shall have a rattle-basket, 
When papa comes home. 



A MAN OF WORDS AND NOT OF 
DEEDS. 

A MAN of words and not of deeds 

Is like a garden full of weeds ; 

And when the weeds begin to grow, 

It's like a garden full of snow; 

And when the snow begins to fall, 

It 's like a bird upon the wall ; 

And when the bird away does fly, 

It's like an eagle in the sky; 

And when the sky begins to roar, 

It 's like a lion at the door ; 

And when the door begins to crack, 

It's like a stick across your back; 

And when your back begins to smart, 

It's like a penknife in your heart; 

And when your heart begins to bleed, 

You're dead, and dead, and dead indeed. 



296 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




foor Dog Bright, 
Ran off with all his might, 
Because the cat was after him, 

Poor Dog Bright. 

Poor Cat Fright, 
Ran off with all her might, 
Because the dog was alter her ; 

Poor Cat Fright. 



AS 1 WAS GOING UP PIPPIN HILL. 297 




As I was going up Pippin Hill, 

Pippin Hill was dirty, 
There I met a pretty miss, 

And she dropped me a curtsey. 




Early to bed, and early to rise, 

Is the way to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. 



29$ MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing ? 
Speak a little louder, sir, I am very thick o' hearing. 
Old woman, old woman, shall I kiss you dearly ? 
Thank you, kind sir, I hear very clearly. 



The Cuckoo's a bonny bird, 

She sings as she flies, 
She brings us good tidings, 

And tells us no lies. 
She sucks little birds' eggs, 

To make her voice clear, 
And never cries "Cuckoo!" 

Till spring-time of the year. 



PAT-A-CAKE, PAT-A-CAKE, MAKER'S MAN. 299 




Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man, 
Bake me a cake as fast as you can; 
Prick it and pat it, and mark it with G ; 
And put it in the oven for Teddy and me. 



Pussy-cat ate the dumplings, the dumplings 

Pussy-cat ate the dumplings. 
Mamma stood by, and cried, "Oh, fie! 

Why did you eat the dumplings?" 



300 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Needles and pins, needles and pins, 
When a man marries his trouble begins. 




For every evil under the sun, 
There is a remedy, or there is none. 
If there be one, try and find it; 
If there be none, never mind it. 



THREE CHILDREN SLIDING ON THE ICE. 301 




Three children sliding on the ice, 

All on a summer's day, 
As it fell out they all fell in, 

The rest they ran away. 

Now had these children been at home, 

Or sliding on dry ground, 
Ten thousand pounds to one penny 

They had not all been drowned. 

You parents all that children have, 
And you, too, that have none, 

If you would have them safe abroad, 
Pray keep them safe at home. 



THE WONDERFUL DERBY RAM. 

As I was going to Derby all on a market day, 

I met the finest ram, sir, that ever was fed upon hay ; 

Upon hay, upon hay, upon hay ; 
I met the finest ram, sir, that ever was fed upon hay. 

This ram was fat behind, sir, this ram was fat before ; 
This ram was ten yards round, sir; indeed he was no more ; 

No more, no more, no more ; 
This ram was ten yards round, sir ; indeed he was no more. 

The horns that grew on his head, sir, they were so won- 
drous high, 
As I Ve been plainly told, sir, they reached up to the sky ; 

The sky, the sky, the sky ; 
As I Ve been plainly told, sir, they reached up to the sky. 

The tail that grew from his back, sir, was six yards and 

an ell ; 
And it was sent to Derby to toll the market bell; 

The bell, the bell, the bell ; 
And it was sent to Derby to toll the market bell. 

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MY LADY WIND. 



303 




My Lady Wind, my Lady Wind, 
Went round about the house, to find 

A chink to get her foot in; 
She tried the keyhole in the door, 
She tried the crevice in the floor, 

And drove the chimney soot in. 

And then one night when it was dark, 
She blew up such a tiny spark, 

That all the house was pothered; 
From it she raised up such a flame 
As flamed away to Belting Lane, 

And White Cross folks were smothered. 



$04 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 

And thus when once, my little dears, 
A whisper reaches itching ears, 

The same will come, you '11 find ; 
Take my advice, restrain your tongue, 
Remember what old Nurse has sung 

Of busy Lady Wind. 





Bow-wow-wow ! 
Whose dog art thou ? 
Little Tom Tucker's dog. 

BOW T -WOW-WOW ! 



Let us go to the woods, says 

this pig. 
What to do there ? says this 

Pig- 
To seek mamma, says this 

pig- 
What to do with her ? says 

this pig. 

To kiss her, to kiss her, says 
this pig. 



JENNY SHALL HAVE A NEW BONNET. 

JEXXY shall have a new bonnet, 
And Jenny shall go to the fair, 

And Jenny shall have a blue ribbon 
To tie up her bonny brown hair. 

And why may not I love Jenny ? 

And why may not Jenny love me ? 
And why may not I love Jenny, 

As well as another body? 

And here's a leg for a stocking, 

And here is a leg for a shoe, 
And she has a kiss for her daddy, 

And two for her mammy, I trow. 

And why may not I love Jenny? 

And why may not Jenny love me ? 
And why may not I love Jenny, 

As well as another body? 

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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Nievie, nievie, nicknack, 
Which hand will ye tak' ? 
Tak' the right, or tak' the wrang, 
I'll beguile ye, if I can. 




Oh, mother, I 'm to be married to Mr. Punchinello ; 
To Mr. Pun, to Mr. Chin, to Mr. Nel, to Mr. Lo, 
Mr. Pun, Mr. Chin, Mr. Nel, Mr. Lo, to Mr. Punchinello. 



RAIN, RAIN, GO TO SPAIN. 




Rain, rain, go to Spain, 
And never come back again. 




Up hill spare me, 

Down hill 'ware me, 

On level ground spare me not, 

And in the stable forget me not. 



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MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 



When little Fred went to 

bed, 
He always said his 

prayers ; 
He kissed mamma, and 

then papa, 

And straightway went 
upstairs. 



Bless you, bless you, bonny 

bee : 

Say, when will your wedding be ? 
If it be to-morrow day, 
Take your wings and fly away. 





Jack Sprat's pig, 

He was not very little, 
Nor yet very big; 

He was not very lean, 
He was not very fat, 

He '11 do well for a grunt, 
Says little Jack Sprat. 



RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY. 



309 




Rain, rain, 

Go away, 
Come again 

April day; 
Little Johnny 

Wants to play. 



A little cock sparrow sat on 

a tree, 
Looking as happy as happy 

could be, 

Till a boy came by with his bow and arrow, 
Says he, I will shoot the little cock sparrow. 

His body will make me a nice little stew, 
And his giblets will make me a little pie, too. 
Says the little cock sparrow, I '11 be shot if I stay, 
So he clapped his wings, and flew away. 




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MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




The rose is red, the violet 's blue ; 
The pink is sweet, and so are you. 




"We'll go a-shooting," says Robin to Bobbin, 

" We '11 go a-shooting," says Richard to John ; 

"We'll go a-shooting," says John, all alone; 

"We'll go a-shooting," says every one. 



VALENTINE, OH, VALENTINE. 
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Valentine, oh, Valentine, 

Curl your locks as I do mine ; 
Two before and two behind ; 

Good morrow to you, Valentine. 



Mr. Isbister, and Betsy his sister, 
Resolve upon giving a treat ; 
So letters they write, 
Their friends to invite 
To their house in Great Camomile Street. 




LITTLE BO-PEEP HAS LOST HER SHEEP, AND CAN'T TELL WHERE 
TO FIND THEM." 



312 




LITTLE BO-PEEP. 



Andante. 



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Lit - tie Bo - peep has lost 



her sheep, And 

r .^T^= 



can - - not tell where to find them ; 



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^ 



Leave them a - lone, and they'll come home, And 



bring their tails be - hind 



the 



312 



314 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep, 

And dreamt she heard them bleating; 

But when she awoke she found it a joke, 
For still they all were fleeting. 



LITTLE BO-PEEP. 



315 




Then up she took her little crook, 

Determined for to find them; 
She found 'em indeed, but it made her heart bleed, 

For they'd left their tails behind 'em. 



1 6 MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 




It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray 

Unto a meadow hard by, 
There she espied their tails, side by side, 

All hung on a tree to dry. 



LITTLE BO-PEEP. 



317 




Then she heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye, 

And ran o'er hill and dale-o, 
And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should, 

To tack to each sheep its tail-o. 



318 MOTHER GOOSES NURSERY RHYMES. 




As I was going to St. Ives, 

I met a man with seven wives, 

Every wife had seven sacks, 

Every sack had seven cats, 

Every cat had seven kits. 

Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, 

How many were there going to St. Ives ? 



Go to bed first, a golden purse; 

Go to bed second, a golden pheasant; 

Go to bed third, a golden bird. 



THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN. 




There was an old woman, and what do you think ? 
She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; 
Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet, 
Yet the plaguey old woman would never be quiet. 



120 



MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES. 



She went to the baker's to buy some bread ; 
And when she came home her husband was dead. 
She went to the clerk, to toll the great bell ; 
And when she came back, her husband was well. 




Some little mice sat in a barn to spin, 
Pussy came by, and she popped her head in. 
"Shall I come in and cut your threads off?" 
"Oh, no, kind sir, you will snap our heads off."