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Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Mama Lisa's House of English Nursery Rhymes, Intro Image


Rub-a-dub-dub
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?

The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker,
They all jumped out of a rotten potato!
Turn 'em out knaves all three.

A variation of this rhyme is...

Rub-a-dub-dub
Three men in a tub,
And how do you think they got there?

The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker,
They all jumped out of a rotten potato!
T'was enough to make a man stare.
 
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Below is the version in the mp3:

Rub-a-dub-dub
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think was there?

The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker,
And all of them gone to the Fair.

Notes

A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899) by Percy B. Green has the first line as "Hub-a-dub dub".

Here's the version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

Hub a Dub, Dub

Hub a dub, dub,
Three men in a tub;
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker;
All jumped out of an Irish potato.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration can be found in 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 image above by Lisa Yannucci).

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