There was a mad man,
And he had a mad wife,
And they lived all in a mad lane!
They had three children all at a birth,
And they too were mad every one.
The father was mad,
The mother was mad,
The children all mad beside;
And upon a mad horse they all of them got,
And madly away did ride.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme and illustration can be found in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (Published and Copyrighted in Boston in 1833 by Munroe & Francis ).