Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle!

Illustration:  Hey Diddle Diddle.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Hey diddle diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle,

The Cow jumped over the Moon,

The little Dog laughed to see such sport,

And the Dish ran after the Spoon.

Illustration:  Hey Diddle Diddle.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

11 thoughts on “Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cat and The Fiddle!

    1. I learned “away with the spoon” too! I stay true to the text that accompanies an illustration, but these rhymes change, get longer and short, darker then lighter and so we arrive at “away” instead of “after.” Away seems friendly, but after seems more threatening. This is an old book so as is usual the wording is darker! This rhyme has a history, but I well let others tell that story.
      Elephant

  1. A house I used to visit when I was younger had a poster on the wall that looked kind of like this, but it had more characters and elements from different nursery rhymes. Sort of a ‘how many characters can you find?’ illustration, and it was printed by Rand McNally. Have you ever seen something like that?

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