Cross Patch, Lift the Latch - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*A Cross Patch is an ill tempered person.
**A variation for the last line is: "Then let good temper in."

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Here's the version in the 2nd mp3 from An Alphabet Of Old Friends (1874) by Walter Crane:

Cross X patch,
Draw the latch,
Sit by the fire and spin:
Take a cup
And drink it up,
Then call the neighbours in.

Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose (1912):

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

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Read by Allyson Hester of Athens, Georgia for Librevox.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The 1st illustration comes from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose (1881). The 2nd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.

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