Halliwell (a 19th century collector of nursery rhymes) wrote, "From MS. Sloane, 1489, fol. 19, written in the time of Charles I."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in "The Nursery Rhymes of England" 5th edition (1886), collected by James Orchard Halliwell and illustrated by W. B. Scott.

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