The Man in the Wilderness - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

There's a slightly different version of this rhyme in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (Published and Copyrighted in Boston in 1833 by Munroe & Francis)...

The man in the wilderness,
Asked me,
How many strawberries
Grew in the sea?
I answered him as I thought good,
As many red herrings
As grew in the wood.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (c. 1833). The 2nd illustration is from The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The 3rd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.

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