There Was a Little Man - And He Woo'd a Little Maid - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, has a variation on the second verse:

The little maid replied,
"Should I be your little bride,
Pray what must we have for to eat, eat, eat?
Will the flame that you're so rich in
Light a fire in the kitchen?
Or the little god of love turn the spit, spit, spit?"

There Was a Little Man - And He Woo'd a Little Maid - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image
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Performed by 17 talented university student musicians who were sisters in the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women at California State University-Stanislaus in 2007. The musical score the recording is based on comes from Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911) arranged by Alfred Moffat.



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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration, score and tune are all from The Baby's Bouquet, A Fresh Bunch of Rhymes and Tunes by Walter Crane (1878). 2nd illustration by H. Willebeck Le Mair from Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911), arranged by Alfred Moffat.



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