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Hey, Diddle, Diddle!

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Cat and the Fiddle

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 away with the spoon.

Source: The Real Mother Goose, published in 1916 by Rand McNally & Co.



Variations of Hey, Diddle, Diddle :

    There are two other variations which both concern the fifth line of this rhyme:

The little dog laughed
  to see such a sight
    and
The little dog laughed
  to see such fun


History and Origins of Hey, Diddle, Diddle :

    The first known date of publication for the lyrics of this nursery rhyme is 1765. The term 'Hey diddle diddle' was a colloquialism used in much the same vein as "hey nonny no" which can be found in traditional British folk songs. The original title was known as 'High Diddle Diddle' but has since evolved into 'Hey Diddle Diddle.' Source: FamousQuotes.me.uk.


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