Sweep The Cobwebs Off The Sky!

Illustration:  There was an old woman tossed up in a basket.  Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.  McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket,

Ninety times as high as the moon;

And where she was going, I couldn’t but ask her,

For in her hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” quoth I,

“Whither, O whither, O whither so high?”

“To sweep the cobwebs off the sky!”

“Shall I go with you? “Aye, by-and-by.”

Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.

McLoughlin Brothers: New York. Ca 1900.

10 thoughts on “Sweep The Cobwebs Off The Sky!

  1. Old women love to use a flying container of some kind wether it’s a basket, a mortar (and pestle) or an old cooking pot… do they all stem from the same source, I wonder.

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