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Dame Trot and Her Cat

Dame Trot and Her Cat - Mama Lisa's House of English Nursery Rhymes, Intro Image

Dame Trot and her cat
Led a peaceable life
When they were not troubled
With other folks' strife.

When Dame had her dinner
Puss near her would wait,*
And was sure to receive
A nice piece from her plate.


*A slight variation on this line from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright is:

"Pussy would wait".


Here's another version from The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold:

Dame Trot and her cat
Sat down for to chat;
The Dame sat on this side.
And Puss sat on that.

"Puss," says the Dame,
Can you catch a rat
Or a mouse in the dark?"
"Purr," says the cat.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration comes from The National Nursery Book.

Read by Allyson Hester of Athens, Georgia.

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