Notes

According to The Annotated Mother Goose (1962), edited by William and Ceil Baring-Gould, "this is presumably a riddle… the solution may be 'smoke' or 'mist'."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (c. 1843).

Let us know what you think!

If you feel any comment below is inappropriate, please email us. Thanks!