This is a rhyme my son loved…
Fishy, Fishy, In a Brook
Fishy, fishy, in a brook
Daddy caught him with a hook
Mommy fried him in a pan
And baby ate him like a man.
I found a different version in The Real Mother Goose Book of American Rhymes…
Fishy, Fishy in the Brook
Fishy, fishy in the brook,
Papa catch him by the hook,
Mommy fry him in the pan
Georgy eat him fast’s can.
Then I found another one which goes…
Come bite my hook;
I’ll go captain
And you’ll go cook.
This rhyme goes back to the 19th century or earlier. The earliest reference I’ve found to it so far is 1868 in “Our Young Folks”.
Later I found the finger play actions to Fishy, Fishy, In a Brook…
Fishy, fishy, in a brook (put your hands together and move them like a fish swimming)
Daddy caught him with a hook (make it look like you’re casting a line to fish)
Mommy fried him in a pan (pretend you’re stirring food)
And baby ate him like a man. (talk in a deep voice like a man)
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