I Bought a Dozen New-laid Eggs - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Note: The eggs were "full of chickens" not the person's two legs!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

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), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, and printed in the USA.

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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