Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle
November 19, 2008 § Leave a comment
Hey diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
A wonderful old nonsense rhyme, which pops up again and again. I know two tunes for this one, and there are likely more, as it has been around for a long time, first appearing in print c. 1765. The Oxford Dictionairy of Nursery Rhymes tells me that a lot of nonsense has been written about it as well! All sorts of political meanings have been ascribed to it, probably incorrectly.