Notes

This rhyme can not be found in one of the most comprehensive collections of nursery rhymes called The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951). However, it can be found in The Annotated Mother Goose (1962), in the section entitled "Modern Mother Goose". I believe it was new to the early 20th century. I found it in The Little Mother Goose (1912). If anyone knows anything else about the origin of this rhyme, or if you recall hearing it growing up, please email me and let me know. -Mama Lisa

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Nanavana wrote, "This nursery rhyme was painted on the wall of the kitchen in my husband's home when he was growing up in northern Minnesota. I don't know when it was painted there, but his mother passed away in 1962, so it was very likely prior to her becoming ill in 1960. It remained on the wall until the house was sold in 1998."

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, and printed in the USA.

Thanks to Nanavana for sharing her family's story regarding this rhyme!

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