Thomas A Tattamus took two T's,
To tie two tups* to two tall trees,
To frighten the terrible Thomas a Tattamus!
Tell me how many T's there are in all that.
* A tup is an adult male sheep, a ram.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897). The illustration is from The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (circa 1920) edited by Walter Jerrold (1865 - 1929) and illustrated by Charles Robinson (with some graphical editing by Lisa Yannucci).