I Won't Be My Father's Jack - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*Jack can refer to a peasant or be the generic name for a lad - sometimes with a derogatory connotation like a knave.
**Jill is sometimes used as the female equivalent of Jack in the sense above - the generic term for a lass. It too can have a derogatory meaning, like wench.


This rhyme and illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.

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