There was an old woman and what do you think?
She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink;
Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet,
Yet this plaguey old woman could never be quiet.
Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose (1912):
There was an Old Woman,
And what do you think?
She lived upon nothing but
Victuals and drink;
And though victuals and drink
Were the chief of her diet,
This little Old Woman
Could never be quiet.
Photos & Illustrations
Thanks and Acknowledgements
The 1st illustration is from The Baby's Bouquet, A Fresh Bunch of Rhymes and Tunes by Walter Crane (1878). The 2nd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.