Anna Maria, she sat on the fire.
The fire was too hot,
She sat on the pot.
The pot was too round,
She sat on the ground.
The ground was too flat,
She sat on the cat
The cat ran away with Maria on her back.
Debi wrote to me saying that a variation of this rhyme was sung to her great grandmother as a kid. Her great grandmother was born in 1886 in England.
If anyone knows anything about the history of this rhyme, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Debi Birkin for sharing this rhyme with us!