According to Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin, Editors of Counting-Out Rhymes, A Dictionary, this rhyme is "Used as an ending for many rhymes." Though a few of their sources "give the rhyme as complete in itself".

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in Children's Literature, A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes (1920) by Charles Madison Curry and Erle Elsworth Clippinger.