The original joke of this rhyme was to say it fast so it would sound like it was Latin.


This shares the last two lines with the song Mairzy Doats. This came first!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Nursery Rhymes of England, collected and edited by James Orchard Halliwell (1843) and The Nursery Rhyme Book, edited by Andrew Lang and illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke (1897).