It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Completely Irrelevant

Ever heard of Goose Mother rhymes? I heard these years ago, and they seem to have lodged in my mind. If they have a written source, I don’t know it: they were recited to me by someone who had them memorized from some uncertain source. (Not to worry: I would never share these with the tots in my care.)

Georgie Porgie, puddin’and pie
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play
He kissed them too. He’s funny that way.

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider, and sat down beside her,
So she beat the crap out of it with her spoon.

Hickory, Dickory dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
And the rest escaped with minor injuries.

Jack and Jill went up the hill.
They each had a buck and a quarter.
Jill came down with two and a half:
Do you think they went for water?

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under the haystack with Little Bo Peep.

There are more, but this will suffice…

May 18, 2005 - Posted by | Mischief, random and odd


  1. Mary had a brand new bike
    she rode it back to front
    every time the wheel turned round
    the spoke shot up her… front.

    A bit bad perhaps, but made me laugh when I first heard it 🙂

    Comment by Ron | May 19, 2005 | Reply

  2. That’s a new one on me, and very, ah, delicately expressed. Now I’m considering who I might recite it to: I’ll have to save it for people who can handle the c-word…

    Comment by Mary P. | May 19, 2005 | Reply

  3. Haha!!

    Comment by erinberry | May 21, 2005 | Reply

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