There was an Old Woman

Original Text: 
Mother Goose's Melody: A facsimile reproduction of the earliest known edition, ed. W. F. Prideaux (London: A. H. Bullein, 1904): 24. DeLury Collection F, Fisher Rare Book Library. The original is Mother Goose's Melody: or, Sonnets for the Cradle (London: Francis Power, 1791).
2Liv'd under a hill,
3And if she isn't gone
4She lives there still.

Notes

1] The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, ed. Iona and Peter Opie (1951; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966), no. 542, p. 432. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1714
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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