My dame has lost her shoe;
My master's lost his fiddling-stick,
And don't know what to do.
What is my dame to do?
Till master finds his fiddling-stick,
She'll dance without her shoe.
My dame has lost her shoe,
And master's found his fiddling-stick;
Here's another version from A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899) by Percy B. Green:
Cock-a-doodle doo, my dame has lost her shoe;
My master's lost his fiddling stick and doesn't know what to do.
Cock-a-doodle doo, what is my dame to do?
Till master finds his fiddling stick she'll dance without her shoe.
Cock-a-doodle doo, my dame has found her shoe,
and master's found his fiddling stick.
Sing doodle, doodle doo.
My dame will dance with you,
While master fiddles his fiddling stick
For dame and doodle doo.
Photos & Illustrations
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The 1st illustration comes from Little Bo-Peep, A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book illustrated by Leslie Brooke (1862 - 1940) and published around 1922. The 2nd illustration comes from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 3rd illustration is from Mother Goose, The Original Volland Edition (1915), edited by Eulalie Osgood Grover and illustrated by Frederick Richardson (with a little graphical editing by Lisa Yannucci).