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Title: Songs for the nursery
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Title: Songs for the nursery
Uniform Title: Little Red Riding Hood
Puss in Boots
Whittington and his cat
Physical Description: 32, 32 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Stevens, William ( Printer )
Darton & Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Darton and Co.
Place of Publication: London
Manufacturer: William Stevens
Publication Date: <1856?>
Subject: Hand-colored illustrations -- 1856   ( local )
Printed boards (Binding) -- 1856   ( rbbin )
Nursery rhymes -- 1856   ( rbgenr )
Fairy tales -- 1856   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1856
Genre: Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
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Nursery rhymes   ( rbgenr )
Fairy tales   ( rbgenr )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
General Note: Illustrations are hand-colored.
General Note: Date from inscription.
General Note: Bound with: The child's treasury of knowledge and amusement. London : Darton & Co., <1856?>.
Funding: Brittle Books Program
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Bibliographic ID: UF00003478
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Table of Contents
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    Title Page
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    Songs for the nursery: First series
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    Songs for the nursery: Second series
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/ T VWas a merry old soul,
S And a merry old soul was lie,
And he called for his pipe,
And lie called for his glass,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
And every fiddler, lie had a fine fiddle, Oh there's none so rare
And a very fine fiddle had he; "As can compare
" Tweedle dee, tweedle dec," said the fiddlers, "With King Cole and his fiddlers three."

Song set to Five Fingers.
THIS little pig went to market;
This little pig stayed at home;
This little pig had a bit of bread and
This little pig had none;
This little pig said, Wee, wee,
can't find my way home.


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Song set to Five Toes.
LET us go to the wood, says this pig;
What to do there? says that pig;
To look for my mother, says this pig;
What to do with her? says that pig;
To kiss her, to kiss her, says this pig.



ARY had a pretty i /
bird, [yellow, L
Feathers bright and ii'f
Slender legs--upon myi S
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.

AY go up, and gay go down, When will you pay me
To ring the bells of Lon- Say the bells at Old Ba
don town. When I grow rich,

Bull's-eyes and targets,
Say the bells of St. Marg'ret's.
Brickbats and tiles,
Say the bells of St. Giles.
Ha'pence and farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.
Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.
Pancakes and fritters,
Say the bells of St. Peter's.
Old father Baldpate,
Say the bells at Aldgate.
Poker and tongs,
Say the bells at St. John's.
Kettles and pans,
Say the bells at St. Ann's.
You owe me ten shillings,
Say the bells at St. Helen's.

Say the bells at Slored
Pray when will that be
Say the bells at Stepne
I am sure I don't knou
Says the great bell at I

I-{AMA, my liea
SPoor William
So very badly acles;
Tell brother there,
I cannot bear
The tiresome noise lie 1
I'm sure," said Jo
If I had known,
Dear Brotlir, you wcr
I would have read
Or drawn instead,
And have remainl'dquit

ITTLE Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
E. Eating a Christmas pie;

He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good
boy am I !"

MARY, Mary,
Quite contrary,
How does your garden grow ?
Silver bells,
And cockle-slells,
And pretty maids all of a row.
? "Good boys," said she,
,ilec. Oh! ever be
Thus kind to one another;
litch. I am, my dear,
A? Much pleased to hear,
Your answer to your brother."

W HEN little Fred
Was called to bed,
S," He always acted right;
aid, He kiss'd Mama,
And then Papa,
And wished them both good
lakes." miglt.
hn, lHe made no noise,
Like naughty boys,
e ill, But quietly up stairs
Directly went,
When he was sent,
e still." And always said his prayers.

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AS I was going up Primrosc 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.

OLD mother Hubbard, Slie went to the ale-house
She went to the cupboard, To get him some beer,
To give her poor dog a bone; And when she came back
But when she came there The dog sat in a chair.
The cupboard was bare, She went to the tavern
And so the poor dog had For white wine and red,
none. And when she came back
She went to the baker' The dog stood on his head.
To buy him some bread, She went to thle hatter's
And when she came back To buy him a hat,

The poor dog was dead.
She went to the joiner's
To buy him a coffin,
And when she came back
The poor dog was laughing.
She took a clean dish
To buy him some tripe,
And when she came back
lie was smoking his pipe.

And when she came back
He was feeding the cat.
She went to tle blarber's
To buy him a wig,
And when she came back
He was dancing a jig.
She went to the fruitercr's
To buy him some fruit,
And when she came back
IHe was playing tile flute.

TIHE 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.
SITTLE Bo-peep has lost his sheep
IJ And cannot tell where to find 'em,
Let them alone and they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind 'em.

Shc went to the tailor's
To buy him a coat,
And when slle came back
He was riding a goat.
She went to the cobbler's
To buy him some shoes,
And when she came back
He was reading the news.
She went to the sempstress
To buy him some linen,
SAnd when she came back
The dog was spinning.
She went to the hosier's
To buy him some hose,
And when she came back
H ewasdress'd inhis clothes.
The dame made a curtsey,
The dog made a bow,
Thedamesaid "Yourservant,"
The dog said, "Bow, wow."


THERE was an old woman toss'd up in a
Seveity times as high as the moon:
What she did there I cannot tell you,
But in her hand she carried a broom.
" Old woman, old woman, old woman," said I,
" Whither, oh whither, oh whither so high ?"
" Only to sweep the cobwebs off the sky,
And I shall be back again by and by."

SING a sonrg of sixpence,
A bag full of rye,
Four-and-twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened
The birds began to sing;
And was not this a dainty dish
To set before a king?
The king was in the parlour,
Counting out his money;
The queen was in the kitchen,
Eating bread and honey;
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes,
There came a little blackbird
And nipp'd off her nose.

THE north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor Robin do then,
Poor thing!
He'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing,
Poor thling!

LITTLE Miss Muffett,
She sat on a tuffett,
Eating of curds and whey;
There came a little spider,
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffett away.

SITTLE boy blue, come blow me your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in
the corn;
Where is the little boy keeping the sheep?
Under the haycock fast asleep!

T HERE was an old woman lived under a
And if she's not gone, she lives there still.

F 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 ?

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USHY Cow boliuny,
Let down thy milk,
And I will give thee a gown of silk,
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If tfou wilt let down thy milk to me.
TlHERE was an old woman, v ho lived in a
She l(ad so many children she did not know
what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread,
She whipp'd them all soundly, and sent them
to bed.

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.

OOSEY, goosey, gander,
SWlit.ller shall I wander,
S"Up stairs and down-
stairs, [ber;
And in my lady's chanl-
S There I met an old man
"'7 i.. That would not say his
I took him by the left leg,
And threw him down

T IERE was an old woman, and what do
you think,
Slhe lived upon nothing but victuals and drink;
Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet,
And yet this old woman could never be quiet.

HUSH-A-BYE, baby, lie still with thy
Thy mammy is gone to the mill,
To get some meal to bake a cake;
So pray, my dear baby, lie still.

liIUMPTY-DUMPTY sat on a wall,
JIumpty-dumlpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses, and all the king's men,
Cannot put Humpty-dumpty together again,

LADY-BIRD, Lady-bird,
Fly away home, ,
Your house is on fire,
Your children will burn.

SEE-SAW, Jack-a-daw, /
Johnny shall have a new
master; [a day,
Johnnyshall have but n penny
Because he can work no "



T HERE was a little man, and he had a little
And his bullets were made of lead,
He shot John Sprig through the middle of
his wig,
*And knocked it off his ecad.
)AT a cake, pat a cake, baker's man,
So I do, master, as fast as I can."
Pat it and prick it, and mark it with C,
And then it will do for Charley and me.

SAA, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes, master, have I, three bags full;
One for my master, and one for my dame,
And one for the little boy that lives in the
THE man in the wilderness asked me,
How many strawberries grew in the sea;
I answered him, as I thought good,
"As many as red herrings grow in the wood."
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.

ROBERT BARNES, fellow fine,
Can you shoe this horse of mine?
" Yes, good Sir, that I can,
As well as any other man;
There's a nail, and there's a prod,
And now, good Sir, your horse is shod."

EY diddle diddle,
S | The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over
Sthe moon.
The little dog laugh'd
To see such fine sport,
And the dish ran after
the spoon.

S EE-SAW, Margery Daw
Sold her bed, and lay upon straw;
Was not she a dirty slut,
To sell her bed and lie in the dirt ?

TOM, Tom, the piper's son,
Stole a pig and away he run;
The pig was eat,
And Tom was beat,
And Tom ran crying down the street.

O VER the water
And over the lea,
And over the water
To Charley and me.

T E man in the moon,
Came down too soon,
To ask his way to Norwichl;
The man in the south,
He burnt his mouth,
With eating cold plum-porridge.


RIDE a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
STo see an old woman ride on a white horse,
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
SAnd she shall have music wherever she goes.

HICKORY, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
The mouse came down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

SITTLE Robin Red-breast sat upon a tree,
Up went Pussy-cat and down went he;
Down came Pussy-cat, and away Robin ran,
Says little Robin Red-breast, Catch me if
you can."
Little Robin Red-breast jump'd upon a wall,
Pussy-cat jump'd after him and almost got a
Little Robin chirp'd and sang, and what did
Pussy say ?
Pussy-cat said "Mew," and Robin jump'd

T HERE was a man of our town,
And he was wondrous wise;
He jump'd into a bramble bush,
And scratch'd out both his eyes;
And when he saw his eyes were out,
AWith all his might and main
He jump'd into another bush,
And scratched them in again.

THERE was a little guinea pig,
Who being little, was not big;
He always walked upon his feet,
And never fasted when he ate.
When from a place he ran away,
He never at that place did stay;
And while he ran, as I am told,
He ne'er stood still for young or old.
He often squeak'd, and sometimes violent,
And when he squeaked he ne'er was silent;
Though ne'er instructed by a cat,
He knew a mouse was not a rat.
One day, as I am certi d,
He took a whim and fairs died;
And, as I'm told by men of sense,
He never has been living since.



SBERE we go up, up, up,
And here we go down, doun i, dov ny,
And here we go l'ackwards i ad forwards,
And here we go round, round, round.
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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'll have all the day.

HANDY-SPANDY, Jacky a-dandy,
SLoves plum.cake and sugar-candy.
He bought some at a grocer's shop,
And pleased, away he went, hop, hop, hop.

COCK-a-doodle-doo !
Dame has lost her shoe.
Master's broke his fiddle-stick,
And don't know what to do.

F for Fig, and J for jig,
And K for knuckle-bones;
J for John the waterman,
And S for sack of stones.

ONDON 3Bridge is broken down,
Dance over my Lady Lee;
London Bridge is broken down,
With a gay lady.
How shall we build it up again ?
Dance over my Lady Lee;
How shall we build it up again ?
With a gay lady.
We'll build it up with gravel and stone,
Dance over my Lady Lee;
We'll build it up with gravel and stone,
With a gay lady.
Gravel and stone will be wash'd away,
Dance over my Lady Lee;
Gravel and stone will be wash'd away,
With a gay lady.

B, C, tumble down D,
) The cat's in the cupboard and can't
see me.

E that would thrive,
1 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.


ACK and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of
Jack fell down,
And crack'd his
And Jill came
tumbling after.

T AFFY was a Welshman,
Taffy was a thief,
Taffy came to my house
And stole a leg of beef.

I went to Taffy's house,
Taffy wasn't at home,
Taffy came to my house
And stole a marrow-bone.

A was an apple pie,
B bit it,
C cut it,
D divided it,
E eat it,
F fought for it,
G got it,
H had it,
J jumped over it,
K kept it,
L longed for it,
Mi mourned for it,

N nodded at it,
0 opened it,
P peeped in it,
Q quartered it,
B ran for it,
S stole it,
T took it,
V viewed it,
W wanted it,
X, Y, & Z, all wi held
for a piece of it.

A SWARM of Bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of Bees in June,
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of Bees in July,
Is not worth a fly.

J HAD a little nut-tree, nothing would it
-- bear,
But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear;
The king of Spain's daughter came to visit me,
And all was because of my little nut-tree.
I skipp'd over water, I danced over sea,
And all the birds in the air couldn't catch me.

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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 a 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.

P UNCH and Jtu SFought for a pic,
Punch gave Judy
A knock in the eye.
Says Punch to Judy,
Will you have any more ?
Says Judy to Punch,
My eye's too sore.

Your tongue shall be slit,
And all the dogs in the town
Shall have a little bit.


S IMPLE Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair.
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me taste your ware."
Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
Show me first your penny."
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
"Indeed I have not any."
Simple Simon went to town
To buy a piece of meat;
He tied it to his horse's tail,
To keep it clean and sweet.
Simple Simon went a fishing,
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got,
Was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle:
He prick'd his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle.

TO market, to market to buy a plum-bun;
Home again, home again, market is done.



\" (--^ K AIN, rain,
Go away,
Come again
S -- April day :
Little Johnny
Wants to play.

IGIHTY cock 0,
To London we go,
To York we ride,
And Edward has pussy-cat tied to his side;
He shall have a little dog tied to the other,
And then he goes trip-trot to see his grand-

r TIE Queen of IIearts
She made some tarts,
All on a summer's day,
ThI Knave of Hearts,
He stole the tarts,
And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts
Call'd for the tarts,
And beat the Knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
And vow'd he'd steal no more.
I HAD a little husband,
No bigger than my thumb,
I put him in a quart pot,
And then I bid him drum.

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?

QUEEN Ann, Queen Ann, you sit in the
As fair as a lily, as white as a swan;
I send you three letters and pray read one;
You must read one if you can't read all,
So pray Miss or Master throw up the ball.

JACK Sprat
Had a cat,
It had but one
Itwent to buy
Vhlen butter
was dear.

T 1IE ltE was an old m: it
And he had a calf;
And that's half:
lHe took him out of his stall
And put him on the wall;
And that's all.

O/N Christmas eve I turn'd the spit,
I burnt my fingers, I feel it yet,
The cock-sparrow flew over the table,
The pot began to play with the ladle;
The ladle stood up like a naked man,
And vow'd he'd fight the frying pan;
The frying pan behind the door
Said he never saw the like before;
SAnd the kitchen clock I was going to wind,y
Said he never saw the like behind.


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W IHEN the wind is in the East
'Tis neither good for man nor beast;
When tlh wind is in the north,
The skilful fisher goes not forth;
When the wind is in tlhe south,
It blows the bait in the fishes' mouth
When the wind is in the west,
Then 'tis at the very best.

1IlEERE was an old crow,
Sat upon a clod.
There's an end of my song,
That's very odd.

-IIRTY days hath September,
April, June, and November,
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year-that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

SING, sing, what shall I sing ?
The cat has eat the pudding stri-ng.
Do, do, what shall I do ?
The cat has bit it quite in two.

EASE pudding hot,
Pease puddingcold,
Pease pudding in the
Nine days old.

Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot,
Nine days old.

ONE, two, three,
I love coffee,
SAnd Billy loves tea,
How good you be.
One, two, three,
I love coffee,
And Billy loves tea.

THE cock doth crow,
To let you know,
If you be wise,
'Tis time to rise.

ALL of a row,
Bend the bow,
Shot at a pigeon,
And killed a crow.

He was not very
He was not very lean,
He was not very fat;
"He'll do well for a
Says little Jack Sprat.



SEE, see! What shall I see?
A horse's head where his tail should be.
TF I'd as much money as I could spend,
I never would cry, Old chairs to mend
Old chairs to mend! old chairs to mend !"
I never would cry, "Old chairs to mend !"
If I'd as much money as I could tell,
I never would cry, Old clothes to sell!
Old clothes to sell! old clothes to sell !"
I never would cry, C' Old clothes to sell !"

IWO 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,
Tlrows it after four legs,
SAnd makes him bring one leg back.
.J WILL sing you a song,
I Though 'tis not very lon,
Of the woodcock and the sparrow,
Of the little dog that burned his tail,
And he shall be whipt to-morrow,

I M ATTHEW, MNark, Luke, and John,
Gl nard the bed that I lay on;
Four Corners to my bed,
Four Angels around my head,
One to watch, one to pray,
And two to bear my soul away.
LITTLE Nancy Etti-
I In a white petticoat,
And a red nose.
The longer she stands
SThe shorter she grows.

LONG legs, crookce
S Little head and no eyes.
SUB a dub dub,
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be ?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker,
Turn 'er out knaves all three.

SNAIL, snail, come out of your hole,
Or else I will beat you as black as a coal.

OLD mother Twfitchet had but one eye,
And a long tail which she let fly;
And every time she went over a gap
'She left a bit of her tail in a trap.



G IILS and boys, come out to play,
The moon is shining bright as day;
Leave your supper and leave your sleep,
And comewith your play fellows into the street,
Come with a whistle, come with a call,
Come with a good will, or come not at all,
Up the ladder and down thie wall,
A half-penny roll won't serve us all:
You find milk and I'll find flour,
And we'll have a puddling in half-an-lhour.

pUSSY-CAT, Wupi-
Sicatwith a white foot,
h Vhlien is your wedding,
for I'll come to't;
i The beer's to brew, the
S bread's to bake,
I Pussy-cat, pussy-cat,
don't be too late.

SOCK-A-BYE, alby, thy cradle is green,
Father's a nobleman, mother's a queen,
And Betty's a lady and wears a gold ring,
And Johnny's a drummer and drums for the
king. y"
I HAD a little moppet,
I put it in my pocket,
A nd fed it with corn and hay;
Then came a proud beggar,
And swore he would have her,
And stole little moppet away.
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BAT, bat,
Come under my hat,
And I'll give you a slice of Ibcon;
And when I bake
I'll give you a cake,
If I am not mistaken.

S round as an apple, as deep as a cup,
And all the king's horses can't pull it up.

HAVE you seen the old woman of Banlbury
Who rode to the fair on the top of her horse;
And since her return she still tells, up and
Of the wonderful lady she saw when in town;
She has a small mirror in each of her eyes,
And her nose is a bellows of minnikin size;
There's a nate little drum fix'd in each of her
Which beats a tattoo to whatever she hears.
She has in each jaw a fine ivory mill,
And day after day she keeps grinding it still.
Both an organ and flute in her small throat
are placed, [in her breast.
And they're played by a steam engine worked
But the wonder of all, in her mouth, it is said,
She keeps a loud bell that might waken the
dead; [horse,
And so frightened the woman, and startled her
That they gallop'd full speed back to Banlury



I "MNG, donI bell,
JPussv-Cat's inl thc
W~ho pPLt Lher i? [-well.
Little Johnny Green.
SWho pull'dl er out?
Little Johnny Stout.
What a naughty boy was tlhat,
To drown his poor grand-maim" s cat

S I was going by Claring Cross,
I saw a black man upon a black horse;
They told me it was King Charles the FirK-,,
Ohl dear! my heart was ready to burst.

ROBIN HOOD, Robin Hood,
Is in the mickle wood;
Little John, Little Joln,
He to the town is gone.

Rohin Hood, Robin Hood,
Is telling his beads,
All in the green wood,
Among the green weeds.

Little Joln, Little Jomn,
If lie comes no more,
Robin H1ood, Robin Hood,
He will fret full sore.

1 T)OOR1 old Robinson Crusoe,

lie made him a coat
Of an old Nanny Goat, [so.
I wonder how lie could do
-:-i With a ring a ting tang,
-:l And a ring a ting tang,
Poor old Robinson Crusoe.

A TIIATCHER of Thatelnvood went to
Thatellet a thatching, [a thatching ?
Did a thatcher of Thatchwood go to Thatchet
If a thatcher of Thatchwood went to Thatchet
a thatching, [wood has thatch'd?
Where's the thatchiing thle fth ai cher of Tlatch-
B 2


SHAT shoemaker makes shoes without
With all the four elements put together?
Fire and water, earth and air,
Every customer has two pair.

T HERE was a rat, for want of stairs,
Came down the rope to say his prayers.

TITTLE General Monk
Sat upon a trunk,
Eating a crust of bread;
There fell a hot coal,
And burnt in his clothes a hole,
Now General Monk is dead.
Keep always from the fire,
If it catch your attire,
You, too, like [Monk, will be dead.

HE King of France went up the hill,
With twenty thousand men;
The King of France came dowit the hill,
And ne'er went up arain.

0 LD mother Widdle Waddle jump'd out
of bed,
And out of the casement she popp'd out
her head, [is dead,
Crying, The house is on fire, the grey goose
And the fox is come to the town, oh !"

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.

J1) OLLY, my sister, and I fell out,
1 '
And what do you think it was about?
She loved coffee, and I loved tea,
And that was the reason we couldn't agree.

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

THERE was a Monkey climbed up a tree,
When he fell down, then down fell he.
There was a crow sat on a stone,
When he was gone, then there was none.
There was an old wife did eat an apple,
When she had ate two, she had ate a couple,
There was a horse going to the mill,
When he went on, he stood not still.


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There was a butcher cut his thumb,
When it did bleed, then blood did come.
There was a lackey ran a race,
When ie ran fast, he ran apace.
There was a cobbler clouting shoon,
When they were mended, they were done.
There was a navy went to Spain,
When it returned, it came again.

ONE is none,
Two is some,
Three is a many,
Four is a penny,
Five is a little hundred.

OCTOR FOSTER went to Glo'ster
In a shower of rain,
He stepp'd in a puddle up to his middle,
And wouldn't go there again.

C REAT A, little A,
Bouncing B,
The cat's in the cupboard,
And she can't see.

A' iPPLE'1 pie, pudding, and
All begin with an ke
All begin with an A.

A was an archer, and shot at a frog,
B was a butcher, who kept a bull dog;
C was a captain, all covered with lace,
D was a drunkard, who had a red face;
E was an esquire, with pride on his brow,
F ivas a farmer who followed the plough;
G was a gamester, and he had ill luck,
H was a hunter, who hunted a buck;
I was an innkeeper, who loved to booze,
J was a joiner, who built up a house;

K was King William, once governed this land,
L was a lady, whlo had a white hand;
M was a miser, who hoarded up gold,
N was a nobleman, gallant and bold!
O was an oyster wench, who went about town,
P was a parson, who wore a black gown;
Q was a queen, who sail'd in a ship,
R was a robber, who wanted a whip;
S was a sailor, who spent all he got,
T was a tinker, who mended a pot;


U vwas a usumrer, a sad wretched elf,
V was a vintner, who drank all himself;
AW was a watchman, who guarded the door,
X was expensive, and so became poor;
Y was a youth, who did not love school,
Z was a zany, a silly old fool.

AT the siege of Bellc-i-le,
I was there all the while,
All the while, all the while,
At the siege of Belle-i.-lt.

BESSY BELL and Mary !
Gray, ,
They were two boi;ny
lasses, i
They built their house upon i f' -
the lea,
And covered it ith fik'/ "
rushes.e s ..

Bessy kept the garden gate,
And Mary Ikept the
lessy always hlad to wait, .ii
While Mary lived in -

Gj GS, butter, checec, brc, 1,
Stick, stock, stone, dead,
Stick him up, stick him down,
gtick him in thle old man's crown.

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,IY Lady Winld, my Lady Wind,
.I Went round about the house to find
A chink to get her foot in;
She tried the keyhole in the door,
Slhe 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 pother'd;
From it hie raised up such a flame,
As flamed away to Belting Lane,
And White Cross folks were smother'd.
And thus when once, my little dears,
A whisper reaches itching ears,
The same will come, you'll find;
Take my advice, restrain your tongue,
Puemember what Old Nurse has sung
Of busy Lady Wind.

T O make your candles /
last for aye,
You wives and maids give
earO, ., /
To put 'em out's the onlyll

Says honest John Bol-

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LITTLE blue lietty lived in a dien
She sold good ale to gentlemen;
Gentlemen came every day,
Anld 14tle blue Betty hopp'd awayy;
She hopp'd up stairs to make her bed,
And she tumbled down and broke her head.

ON Clhristmas eve I turned the spit,
I burnt my fingers, I feel it yet;
The cock-sparrow flew over the table,
The pot began to play with the ladle!
The ladle stood up like a naked man,
And vow'd he'd fight the frying pan;
The frying pan behind the door
Said he never saw the like before ;
And the kitchen clock I was going to wind,
Said he never saw the like behind.

I TEEDLES and pins, needles and pins,
-L When a man marries his trouble begins.

OC'TOI, FAUSTUS as a good lman,
H- He whipped his scholars now and then;
When lie whipp'd them lie made them dance
Out of Scotland into France;
Out of France into Spain,
And then he whipp'd them back again.

HT EY tlhat wash on Monday
Have all the week to dry;
Theyfthat wash on Tuesday
Are not so much awry;
They that wash on Wednesday
Are not so much to blame;
They that wash on Thursday,
Wash for very shame;
They that wash on Friday
Wash in direst need;
And they that wash on Saturday
Oh they're sluts indeed I

OLD Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.

Mother Goose had a house,
'Twas built in a wood,
Where an Owl at the door
For sentinel stood.

This is her son Jack,
A plain-looking lad;
IHe 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 nough!t.

Jack's goose and her ganldr
Grew very fond;
They'd both eat together
Or swimi in one pond.

Ja;ck 1fidcl out one moiringl,
As I have been told,
That his goose had just laid hin
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 a lily,
As sweet as the May.

The Jew and the Squire
Came up at his back,
And began to belabour
The sides of poor Jack.

The old Mother Goose
That instant came in,
And turn'd her son Jack
Into famed Harlequin.

She then with her wand
Touch'd the lady so fine,
And turn'd her at once
Into sweet Columbine.

The gold egg to the sea
Was all at once thrown then,
When Jack quickly jump'd in
And got it back again.

The Jew got the goose,
Which he vow'd he would kill,
Resolving at once
His pockets to fill.

Jack's mother came in
And caught the goose soon;
And, mounting its back,
Flew up to the moon.

S WAN swam over the sea,
Swim, Swan, swim;
Swan swaim back again,-
Well swam Swan.

AVE you any worn old chairs ?
Quickly bring them down your stairs.
I'm the man that's skill'd indeed,
To mend them well with rush or reed.

IOHN COOK iad a little grey mare,
He, haw, hum;
Her back stood up, and her bones they were
He, haw, hum.
John Cook was riding up Shuter's bank,
He, haw, hum;
And there his nag did kick and prank,
He, haw, hum.
John Cook was riding up Shuter's hill,
He, haw, hum;
His mare fell down, and she made her will,
He, haw, hum.
The bridle and saddle were laid on the shelf,
He, haw, hum;
If you want any more you may sing it yourself,
He, haw, hum.

OLD clothes I cry, old clothes,
old clo',
And loud I sing, and far 1 go;
ICoats and trousers, hats and
You may have money if you




Born on a Monday,
Christen'd on Tuesday,
,. Married on Wednies(1day,
Took ill on Thursday,
Worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday,
This is the end

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ST. SWITHIN'S day, if thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain;
St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain nae mrir.

M ,

HT IERE was an old woman called Nothing-
Who rejoiced in a dwelling exceedingly small;
A man stretched his mouth to its utmost
And down at one gulp house and old woman

T HERE was an old man who lived in
Middle Row,
He had five hens and a name for them, oh;
Bill and Ned and Battock,
Cut-hcr-foot and Pattock,
Chuck, my lady Pattock,
Go to thy nest and lay.

C RY, baby, cry,
Put your finger in your eye,
And tell your mother it wasn't I.

A CARRION crow sat on an oak,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do;
Watching a tailor shape his cloak,
Sing height ho, the carrion crow,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do.
Wife, bring me my old bent bow,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do;
That I may shoot you carrion crow,
Sing heigh ho, the carrion crow,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do.
The tailor he shot, and he miss'd his mark,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do;
And he shot his own sow quite through the
Sing high ho, the carrion crow,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do.


Wife, brinolg brae.dy in a spooiin,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do;
For our old sow is in a swoon,
Sing leighl ho, the carrion crow,
Fol de riddle, lol de riddle, hi ding do.

A S I was walking o'er Little 'Moorfields,
I saw St. Paunl- ru-niiiig on whlcels,
.ili a feef fe 1o n.

Then for further frolics I11 go to Fraice,
While Jack shall sing and his wife shall dance,
With a fee fo f timi.

T HEREi was an old wo-
man of Leeds,
Who spent all her time in
Good deeds;
She'd work for the
Till her fingers were
This pious old woman of

GO to bed first, a golden purse ;
Go to bed second, a golden pheasant;
Go to bed third, a golden bird.

-ETER.lI 'PI picked a palk
of pickled pl)per.
A peck of pickled pepper
Peter Piper picked;
SIf Peter Piper picked a
S ._ 1p'e)ck of pickled pepper,
Where's the peck of
pickled pepper Peter
Piper picked ?

TIIEiLE ,was a frog lived in
a well,
Kitty alone, Kitty alone;
There was a frog lived in a well,
Kitty alone and I.

There was a firog lived in a well,
IAnd a merry mouse in a m.ill;
Cock me cary, Kitty alone,
Kitty alone and I.

This frog he would a wooing ride,
Kitty alone, etc.
This frog he would a wooing ride,:
And on a snail he got astride,
Cock mie cary, etc.

He rode till he came to my Lady Mouse hall,
Kitty alone, etc,
lie rode till he came to my Lady Mouse hall,
And there he did both knock and call
Cock me cary, etc.

i Quoth he, M.iss Mlou,-e, I'm coi-e to thee,
S Kitty alone, etc.
Quoth he, Miss Mou::e, I'm come to thee,
To see if thou canst fancy me,
Cock me cary, etc.


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Quoth she, answer 1'11 give you iinji,
Kitty alone, etc.
Quoth she, answer I'll give you lnonc,
Until my Uncle Rat come home,
Cock me cary, etc.
And when her Uncle Rat came home,
Kitty alone, etc.
And when her Uncle Rat came home,
Who's been here since I've cbeen gone ?
CocI' me anry, ctc.
Sir, there'?s bcee a worthy gentleman,
Kitty alone, etc.
Sir, there's been a worthy g ntlinan
That's been here since you've beeI gone:
Cock me cary, etc.
The frog he came whistling through the brook,
Kitty alone, etc.
The frog he camewhistling thro ugh the brook,
And there he met with a dainty duelk
Cock me cery, etc.
This duck she swallowed him up wcit.h a pluck,
Kitty alone, Kitty alone;
This duck she sw.llow'd him up with a pluck,
So there's an end of my history book:
Cock me cary, Kitty alone,
Kitty alone and I.

is vexation,
Division is as bad,
The uile of Three dothi
puzzle me,
And P-ractice dr'ies
1110 MIMI..

SWAY, birds, away;
Take a little and leave a little,
And do not come again;
For if you do,
I will shoot you through,
And there is an end of you.

illjI';'~rss9~i ----R it

J HAD a little husband
No bigger than my thumb,
I put him in a quart pot
And then I bid him drum.

jlORP'D long ago, yet made to-day
S Employed while others sleep;
What few would like to give away,
Nor any wish to keep.

3 Oi heo was a piper's son,
He learned to play when he was young;
But all the tunes that lie could play
Was "Over the hills and far away,"
Over the hills and a great way off,
And the wind will blow my top-knot off.

Now Tom with his pipe made such a noise
That it pleased both the girls and boys,
And they stopped to hear him play
"Over the hills and far away."



Tonm with his pipe made such a noise,
That those who heard him could never keep
WVhenever they heard him they began to

Even pigs on their hind legs would after him

As Dolly was milking her cow one day,
Tom took out his pipe and began to play;
So Doll and the cow danced "the Cheshire
Till the pail was broke, and milk spilt on the

lie met old Dame Trot with a basket of eggs,
He used his pipe and she used her legs;
She danced about till the eggs were all broke.
She began to fret, but lie laugh'd at the joke.

lie saw a cross fellow was beating an ass
HIeavyladen with pots, pans, dishes, and glass;
He took out his pipe and played them a tune,
And the Jackass's load was lighten'd full soon.

IfIGH 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.

r O[ shall have a new bonnet,
i h, 1,l ... +;-,1 .. i b +;A ,t

.I I .e "rl :' ion ILi IIJIJ U,
w l it-h a hush a-bye an
W' l ho so like to Toimm

D ance to your daddy,
SMy little baby,
Dance to your daddy,
M[y little lamb.

1 L LIU 1l11.1

d a lull-a-

y's daddy.

You shall have a fishy,
In a little dishy,
You shall have a fishy,
When the boat comes in.

BONNER Bucktram velvet's dear,
Christmas comes but once a year.

OLD Betty Blue
SLost a holiday shoe,
What can old Betty do?
Give her another,
To match the other,
And then she may swagger in


W HEN a Twister a twisting will twist
him a twist,
For the twisting of his twist he three times
doth untwist ;
But if one of the twines of the twist do untwist,
The twine that untwistethuntwisteth the twist.
Untwirling the twine that untwisteth be-
IHe twirls with a twister the two in a twine;
Then twice having twisted the twines of the
He twisteth the twine he lhad twined in twain.

The twain that in twining before in the twine,
As twines were intwisted he now doth un-
'Twixt the twains inter-twisting a twine more
He twirling his twister makes a twist of the

BLESS you, bless you, bonny bee:
Say, when will your wedding be ?
If it be to-morrow day,
Take your wings and fly anyway.

ETER WHITE will ne'er go right,
Would you know the reason why ?
He follows his nose wherever he goes,
And that stands all awry.

BLIND man can't see,
Every knave will have a stave,
You or I must be he.

THOOP, whoop, and hollow,
Good dogs won't follow,
Without the hare cries "pee we."

JACK be nimble,
And Jack be quick; l
And Jack jump over
The candlestick.
HUSH-A-BYE, baby,
Daddy is near;
Mamma is a lady,
And that's very clear.

T HIERE was an old woman, and what do
Iyou think ?
She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink;
Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet,
This plaguy old woman could never be quiet.
SShe went to the baker's to buy some bread,
SAnd when she came home her old husband
was dead.
She went to the clerk to toll the bell,
And when she came back her old husband
was well.

S ~i INK, spiilk, the children
S blink,
B When fat begins to fry;
Nobody at home but jump-
ing Joan,
I Father, mother, and I.
|" f IP top tower,
Tumble down in an hour.


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'll not give my song again
Without a new coat.

I am a gold lock,
I am a gold key;
I am a silver lock,
I am a silver key;
I am a brass lock,
I am a brass key;
I am a lead lock,
I am a lead key;
I am a monk lock,
I am a monk key.

1. I went up one pair
of stairs,
2. Just like me;
1. I went up two pair
of stairs,
2. Just like me;
1. I went into a room,
2. Just like me;
1. I looked out of a
2. Just like me;
1. And there I saw a
2. Just like me.

ONE, two, three, four,
I caught a hare alive;
Six, seven, eight, nine, w
I let it go again.

I IIAD a little pony,
They called it Dapple Grey,
I lent him to a lady,
To ride a mile away.

Sle whipp'd him, she lashed him,
She drove him through the mire;
I wadna gie my pony yet
For all tlie lady's hire.

I HAD a little lien, the prettiest ever seen,
She wash'd 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 brew'd me my ale,
Slie sat by the fire and told many a fine tale.

ACKY, come give me thy
If ever thou mean to thrive.
Nay, I'll not give my fiddle
To any mana alive.

If I should give my fiddle,
They'll think that I'm gone
For many a joyful day -
My fiddle and I have lnd.





THIIERE was a man, and ihe
liad nougt,
S And robber came to rob
l. I_ e crepti up to the chimney-
And then they thought theyl
had himi.
But lie got down on t'other side,
And then they could not find him;
He ran fourteen miles in fifteen days,
And never looked behind* him.

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BILLY, Billy, come and play,
While the sun shines bright as day.
Yes, my Polly, so I will,
For I love to please you still.
Billy, Billy, have you seen
Sam and Betsy on the green?
Yes, my Poll, I saw them pass,
Skipping o'er the new mown grass.
Billy, Billy, come along,
And I will sing a pretty song,
O then, Polly, I'll make haste,
Not one moment will I waste,
But will come and hear you silg,
And my fiddle I will bring.
T lIOMAS 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.

, TIO comes here? A grenadier.
-lWhat do you want ? A p ot of beer.
Where's your money? I've forgot.
Get you gone, you drunken sot.

NTERY, nintiry, eatery-corn,
Apple-seed and apple-thorn;
Wine-brier, lilmber-lock,
Five geese in a flock;
Sit and sing by a spring,
O-U-T and in again.

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SMILKING, a milking, my maid.
"Cow, take care of your heels," she said;
"And you shall have some nice new hay,
If you'll quietly let me milk away."



'LL 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.

CROSS Patch,
Draw the latch,
Sit by the fire and spin;
Take a cup,
And drink it up,
And call your neighbours in.

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SIX little mice. sat down to spin,
Pussy passed by, and she peep'd in;
"What are you at, my little men?"
"Making coats for gentlemen."
" Shall I come in and bite off your threads?"
'f No, no, Miss Pussy,you'll bite off our heads."
W HEN I was a little boy
I lived by myself,
And all the bread and cheese I got
I put upon the shelf.
The rats and the mice
They made such a strife,
I was forced to go to London town
To buy me a wife:
The streets were so broad,
And the lanes were so narrow,
I was forced to bring my wife home
In a whleel-barrow,

The wheel-barrow broke,
And my wife had a fall;
Down came wheel-barrow,
Wife and all.

pRETTY John Watts,
We are troubled with rats,
Will you drive them out of the house
We have mice too in plenty,
That feed in the pantry;
But let them stay
And nibble away,
What harm is in a little brown mouse ?

SHOE the horse, and shoe the mare;
But let the little colt go bare.

W HAT'S the news of the day,
Good neighbour, I pray ?
They say the balloon
Is gone up to the moon!

UCKOO, cherry-tree,
Catch a bird and give it to "
Let the tree be high or low,
Let it hail, or rain, or snow.

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