This rhyme goes back to the 18th century…

Notes

Here's another one about Jack Sprat's Cat:

Jack Sprat had a cat,
It had but one ear;
That he cut off,
And made small beer.

It comes from Rhymes Old and New, Collected by M.E.S. Wright (1900).

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. It can also be found in The Nursery Rhymes of England (1843) by James Orchard Halliwell.

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