Three cats sat by the fireside,
In a basket full of coal-dust;
One cat said to the other,
'Su pu, pell mell - Queen Anne's dead!'
'Is she?' quoth Grimalkin*, 'then I'll reign in her stead.'
Then up, up, up, they flew, up the chimney.
*Grimalkin is a name given to a cat – it particularly refers to an old she-cat. It can also mean a bad-tempered old lady.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme can be found in A History of Nursery Rhymes by Percy B. Green (1899).