High Diddle Doubt - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, has a slightly different version:

High diddle doubt, my candle's out
My little maid is not at home;
Saddle my hog and bridle my dog,
And fetch my little maid home.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The version of the rhyme at the top of the page can be found in Harry's Ladder to Learning (1850).