Julie wrote, "This is a rhyme that I remember my grandfather using to bounce me on his knee. I suspect it came down the family from his grandfather who emigrated to Australia from England in the mid 1880's. It sounds similar to one of the Mother Goose rhymes I think, but I have never heard it since."
My Lord and my Lady went out in the park
To take a little airing before it got dark,
And this is the way the lady went...
A canter, a canter, a gallop a trot,
And this is the way the gentleman went...
A gallop a gallop a gallop a trot,
And John the man, he was so fine,
He stayed behind to drink some wine,
And DOWN the ditch he went!
"I'd love to know where this variant came from." -Julie
If anyone has any info about this rhyme, even if it's to share your memories of it, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa
Thanks and Acknowledgements
May thanks to Julie Frost for sharing this rhyme.