Old rhyme from the Province of Småland. It's very similar to the English "Humpty Dumpty".


"Bulle" means cookie, bun, cake or roll.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales, A Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England (1849) by James Orchard Halliwell.

Here's Halliwell's translation:

Down on the shed
Lille Bulle rolled;
Never a man in all this land
Lille Bulle helpen can.

This rhyme can also be found in Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, Volume 2 (1887).

Translated by Mama Lisa.

Tack så mycket!