This Pig Went to Market
Mother Goose's Melody: A facsimile reproduction of the earliest known edition, ed. W. F. Prideaux (London: A. H. Bullein, 1904): 54. DeLury Collection F, Fisher Rare Book Library. The original is Mother Goose's Melody: or, Sonnets for the Cradle (London: Francis Power, 1791).
2That pig staid at home;
3This pig had roast meat,
4That pig had none;
6And cry'd week, week, for more.
1] See The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, ed. Iona and Peter Opie (1951; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966), no. 412, pp. 349-50. Back to Line
5] The Opies' version, based on Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book (1744), ends:
And this little pig cried, Wee-wee-wee-wee-wee,Back to Line
I can't find my way home.
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