This often shows up as an old folk poem, but was possibly written by Leroy F. Jackson. We haven't been able to confirm the author.


John Hawkins wrote:

"I know there are other versions of this rhyme on the internet, but the 'correct' version my mother used to say to me about 65 years ago is this:-"

They strolled the lanes together
The sky was covered in stars

They reached the gate in silence
He lifted for her the bars

She neither smiled nor thanked him
For she knew not how

For he was only a farmer's boy
And she was a Jersey cow.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Hawkins for bringing this poem to our attention!