There Was an Old Man in a Velvet Coat - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


*The groat was a coin used in Europe as currency. The English groat came out in 1351-2 and was equal to four pence.


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