If wishes were horses,
Beggars would ride.
If turnips were watches,
I would wear one by my side.
The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, has these additional lines:
And if "ifs" and "ands"
Were pots and pans,
There'd be no work for tinkers!
Photos & Illustrations
Thanks and Acknowledgements
-The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson (with some graphical editing of the above image by Lisa Yannucci) a
-The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.
-In the Nursery of My Bookhouse (1920), edited by Olive Beaupre Miller.
1st recording by KerrieRae Clarke.
Thanks to Jason Pomerantz for the 2nd recording.