I Had a Little Husband - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith:

I had a little husband, no bigger than my thumb;
I put him in a pint-pot, and there I bid him drum.

I bought a little horse, that galloped up and down;
I saddled him and bridled him, and sent him out of town.

I gave him some garters, to garter up his hose,
And a little pocket handkerchief to wipe his pretty nose.



Recited by Ruth Golding for Librivox.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration comes from The National Nursery Book.