There Was a Crooked Man - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Some versions have "She caught a crooked mouse".

There Was a Crooked Man - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image
There Was a Crooked Man - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 1
There Was a Crooked Man - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 2
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Here's the exact wording in the mp3:

There was a crooked man,
And he went a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence
Upon a crooked stile:
He bought a crooked cat,
That caught a crooked mouse-
And they all lived together
In a little crooked house.

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Recited by Ruth Golding.

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2nd mp3 by Sonia.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The first illustration comes from The crooked man and other rhymes, from Aunt Mary's Little Series (published in New York between 1851 and 1870 by McLoughlin Bros.). The second illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The third illustration is from The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The 4th illustration is from "Princess Marie-Jose's Children's Book" (1916).

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