This riddle's pretty funny once you know the answer and work out what it means!

Two Legs Sat Upon Three Legs - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 1
Two Legs Sat Upon Three Legs - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 2

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Answer: One leg is a leg of mutton; two legs, a man; three legs, a stool; four legs, a dog.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The illustration is from The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 – 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson.

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