Trip Upon Trenchers - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*According to The Annotated Mother Goose (1962), by William S. and Ceil Baring-Gould, trenchers means "clogs or wooden boots" and dishes the "high, iron-heeled shoes once worn by countrywomen when working around a farmstead."
**According to the Oxford English Dictionary, barm is "the froth that forms on the top of fermenting malt liquors, which is used to leaven bread".
***To huff someone means to speak arrogantly to them or to bully them.
****Chid is past tense of chide.


This rhyme can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.