nursery rhymes

Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John

Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John,

Went to bed with his trousers on;

One shoe off, and the other shoe on,

Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John

Play

High diddle diddle rhyme

High diddle diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

To see such craft,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Playing Kitty

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn rhyme

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,

The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.

What! Is this the way you mind your sheep,

Under the haycock fast asleep?

Playing

Billy Boy rhyme

One variant of the lyrics goes:

Oh, where have you been,

Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

Oh, where have you been,

Charming Billy?

I have been to seek a wife,

She's the joy of my life,

She's a young thing

And cannot leave her mother.

 

Did she ask you to come in,

Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

Did she ask you to come in,

Charming Billy?

Yes, she asked me to come in,

There's a dimple in her chin.

She's a young thing

And cannot leave her mother.

 

Can she make a cherry pie,

Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

Can she make a cherry pie,

Charming Billy?

She can make a cherry pie,

Quick as a cat can wink an eye,

She's a young thing

And cannot leave her mother.

 

How old is she,

Billy Boy, Billy Boy?

How old is she,

Charming Billy?

Three times six and four times seven,

Twenty-eight and eleven,

She's a young thing

And cannot leave her mother

Kid

Bat, bat rhyme

Bat, bat,

Come under my hat,

And I'll give you a slice of bacon;

And when I bake

I'll give you a cake,

If I am not mistaken.

Playing

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? rhyme

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?

I've been to London to see the Queen.

Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?

I frightened a little mouse under the chair.

Cat