I couldn't find this rhyme in some of the most comprehensive collections of nursery rhymes (such as The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes and The Annotated Mother Goose). Perhaps it was new to the early 20th century. If anyone knows anything about the origin of this rhyme, or if you recall hearing it growing up, please email me and let me know. -Mama Lisa


Claire B. wrote:

"Hi there.

I read this poem to my two sons during 1975 and now I am teaching my twin boy grandchildren aged 2 the same poem.

I love it!!!!!

Claire B."

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 Claire B. for commenting on this poem!

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