"This was one of my father's favorites. Born in 1921, I'm sure he got it from his father who was from rural Northwest Connecticut. They both had a slew of these ditties..." -Tom

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"That was it, but he would howl like an injured dog after it." -Tom


There are variations of this rhyme that are chanted as a military cadence.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Tom for sharing this rhyme with us!

Many thanks to Gracie Gralike for the illustration!