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Notes

Here's a slight variation from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose (1881):

Little Tom Tucker,
He sang for his supper.
What did he sing for?
Why, white bread and butter.
How can I cut it without a knife?
How can I marry without a wife?

This rhyme below sounds like another variation on the same rhyme. It can be found in A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899) by Percy B. Green:

Little Tommy Tupper,
Waiting for his supper,
What must he have?
Some brown bread and butter.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The first illustration comes from Nursery Rhymes illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser (circa 1922), and the second is from Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose (1881). This rhyme and the 3rd illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 4th illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. The fifth illustration comes from The National Nursery Book.

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