High diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jump'd over the moon;
The little dog laugh'd
Bah, bah, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry have I,
Three bags full;
Dickery, dickery dock,
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
You mustn't groom an Arab with a file.
You hadn't ought to tension-spring a mule.
You couldn't push a brumby fifty mile
And drop him in a boiler-shed to cool.
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock;
Jack and Gill
Went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down
What did I do, sonny, in the Great World War?
Well, I learned to peel potatoes and to scrub the barrack floor.
I learned to push a barrow and I learned to swing a pick,
I learned to turn my toes out, and to make my eyeballs click.
I KNOW my Love by his way of walking,
And I know my love by his way of talking,
And I know my love dressed in a suit of blue,
And if my Love leaves me, what will I do?
Could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
And so betwixt them both,
This pig went to market,
That pig staid at home;
This pig had roast meat,
That pig had none;
Boys and girls come out to play,
The moon does shine as bright as day;
Come with a hoop, and come with a call,
Come with a good will or not at all.
Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
Eating of Christmas pye;
He put in his thumb,
MY NAME it is Nell, right candid I tell,
And I live near a dell I ne’er will deny,
I had a large drake, the truth for to spake,
My grandfather left me when going to die;
WHILE going the road to sweet Athy,
While going the road to sweet Athy,
COME all ye lads and lassies and listen to me a while,
And I’ll sing for you a verse or two will cause you all to smile;
It’s all about a young man, and I’m going to tell you now,
How he lately came a-courting of the Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe.
GOOD neighbors, dear, be cautious,
And covet no man’s pounds or pence.
Ambition’s greedy maw shun,
And tread the path of innocence!
Three Wise Men Of Gotham
Three wise men of Gotham,
They went to sea in a bowl,
And if the bowl had been stronger,
My song had been longer.