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Notes

Georgie Porgie was originally called Rowley Powley. The rhyme was first recited as…

Rowley Powley, Pudding and Pie

Rowley Powley, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the girls begin to cry,
Rowley Powley runs away.


Here's another version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Rowley Powley, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the girls come out to play
Rowley Powley runs away.

Another version from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose (1881) is:

Georgie Peorgie, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the girls begin to play,
Georgie Peorgie runs away.


Here's another version from The Little Mother Goose (1912):

Georgey Porgey, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the girls come out to play,
Georgey Porgey runs away.

Come visit the Mama Lisa's World Blog to read more about this in a post about A Frog He Would A-wooing Go and its connection to Georgie Porgie.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The first illustration comes from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (1881). The second illustration comes from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The third illustration comes from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. The 4th illustration is by H. Willebeck Le Mair from Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911), arranged by Alfred Moffat.

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