When I was a little boy my mammy kept me in,
But now I am a great boy I'm fit to serve the
I can handle a musket, and I can smoke a pipe,
And I can kiss a pretty girl at twelve o'clock at
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This rhyme can be found in The Mother Goose; Containing All The Melodies The Old Lady Ever Wrote, edited By Dame Goslin (1850).