Does Anyone Know a Nursery Rhyme with the Line “Timothy Timm Has 10 Little Toes”?

Jillian wrote:

I have heard this but no one else I know seems to know it.

It goes:

Timothy Timm has 10 little toes
10 little toes has Timothy Timm
They go with him where ever he goes
Where ever he goes they go with him.

There’s more, but I can’t remember it.

Do you know this rhyme?

It’s driving me crazy.

Thanks!

Jillian Yuhas

If someone can help out with this rhyme, please let us know about it in the comments below.

Thanks in advance!

Lisa

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9 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Nursery Rhyme with the Line “Timothy Timm Has 10 Little Toes”?”

  1. Ghislaine Says:

    Yes, it is a poem by A. A. Milne (author of Pooh) and I believe you can find it published in the book, Now We Are Six.

  2. Alexandra Says:

    Yes, it is by A. A. Milne. Here is the full poem:

    O Timothy Tim
    Has ten pink toes
    And ten pink toes
    Has Timothy Tim.
    They go with him
    Wherever he goes,
    And wherever he goes
    They go with him.

    O Timothy Tim
    Has two blue eyes
    And two blue eyes
    Has Timothy Tim.
    They cry with him
    Whenever he cries,
    And whenever he cries,
    They cry with him.

    O Timothy Tim
    Has one red head,
    And one red head
    Has Timothy Tim.
    It sleeps with him
    In Timothy’s bed.
    Sleep well, red head
    Of Timothy Tim.

  3. anne Says:

    Thanks for this info! I teach adults English – esl – and one lady asked me about this ‘poem’. She’d been taught it as a child and could only remember the first two lines… She’ll be glad to learn the rest….

  4. Lisa Says:

    Arsenio mentioned that the group The Roches used this rhyme in one of their songs.

  5. Asko faré Says:

    Hello,
    I am from Mali, and I am in my late sixties.
    My english teacher (in 1962) in secondary school (Collège de Diré) gave it to us to recite as practice!
    Not long ago I was “singing” it to wy wife: Tiothy time has ten pink toes and ten pink toes has Timothy tim,
    Where ever he goes they go with him….
    Not sure, but the teacher name was something like “Dondoloro”.
    He used to tell us that he speaks Kokney..
    Regards.

  6. Lisa Says:

    This seems to come from “The Christopher Robin Verses” – Cradle Song by A. A. Milne (1932).

  7. Desbordes Says:

    comme s’exprime Asko Faré dans son information du 21st Novembre 2014 “au” (???) 21h03 je suis dans ma 87ème année, et c’est quand j’étais tout jeune (environ 20 ans) que je me récitais comme un refrain sans cesse repris (mais avec d’autres thèmes aussi) quand je faisais de longues marches:

    O Timothy Tim, has two blue eyes
    and 2 blue eyes has Timothy Tim;
    they cry with him whenever he cries,
    and whenever he cries, they cry with him.

    O Timothy Tim, has two blue eyes,
    and two blue eyes has Timothy Tim;
    they smile with him whenever he smiles
    and whenever he smiles, they smile with him

    Maintenant…. vous dire où je l’avais appris…, comment…, pourquoi…? …en Angleterre? …en France? J’ai fait un an d’Angleterre (je suis un ancien Brummy)
    en 1949/50, donc effectivement à 20/21 ans, mais je n’ai aucun souvenir précis des conditions dans lesquelles Timothy Tim est entré dans ma vie: en France (à la Fac?) En Angleterre (à King Edwards Grammar School, Aston? ou ailleurs pendant mon séjour où j’ai aussi fait toute l’Angleterre en hitch hiking pendant la moindre vacance de 3 jours ou 1 ou 2 semaines, dont aussi une bonne partie de Scotland)

    …pour votre info, donc, et à tout hasard, et si cela peut vous amuser ou vous servir à quelque chose….

    Cordialement. M.D.

    English Translation:

    Just like Asko Fare expressed in his comment of 21st November 2014 – I am in my 87th year, and when I was very young (20 years old) I recited a chorus which was endlessly repeated (but with other subjects as well) when I was taking long walks:

    O Timothy Tim, has two blue eyes
    and 2 blue eyes has Timothy Tim;
    they cry with him whenever he cries,
    and whenever he cries, they cry with him.

    O Timothy Tim, has two blue eyes,
    and two blue eyes has Timothy Tim;
    they smile with him whenever he smiles
    and whenever he smiles, they smile with him.

    …. Now to tell you where I learned it … how … why …? … In England? … In France? I did a year in England (I’m a former Brummy) in 1949/50, but I have no clear recollection of the circumstances in which Timothy Tim came into my life in France (college?) in England (at King Edwards Grammar School, Aston?) or elsewhere during my stay when I also toured England hitchhiking during any vacation of 3 days or 1 or 2 weeks, including much of Scotland.)

    … For your info, then, and just in case, and if that will amuse you or help you with something ….

    Regards. MD

  8. amale samie Says:

    My father who went to school in marrakech in the forties used to tell it to me in my early years. he died on april, and one day i found myself telling just “oh timothy tim”…… I decided to find where it came from, now I know. THANKS A LOT.

  9. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for writing Amale. I’m sorry to hear about your Dad.

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