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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD
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Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826)

Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the Cupboard
To give the poor Dog a bone
When she came there
The Cupboard was bare
And so the poor Dog had none.

She went to the Baker’s
To buy him some bread
When she came back
The poor Dog was dead.

She went to the Undertaker’s
To buy him a coffin
When she came back
The Dog was laughing.

She took a clean dish
To get him him some tripe
When she came back
He was smoking his pipe.

She went to the Alehouse
To get him some beer
When she came back
The Dog sat in a chair.

She went to the Tavern
For White Wine and Red
When she came back
The Dog stood on his head.

She went to the Hatter’s
To buy him a hat
When she came back
He was feeding the Cat.

She went to the Barbers
To buy him a wig
When she came back
He was dancing a Jig.

She went to the Fruiterer’s
To buy him some fruit
When she came back
He was playing the Flute.

She went to the Taylor’s
To buy him a Coat
When she came back
He was riding a Goat.

She went to the Cobbler’s
To buy him some Shoes
When she came back
He was reading the news.

She went to the Sempstress
To buy him some linen
When she came back
The Dog was spinning.

She went to the Hosier’s
To buy him some hose
When she came back
He was drest in his clothes.

The Dame made a Courtesy
The Dog made a Bow
The Dame said your Servant
The Dog said Bow –Wow.

She went to the Garden
To get him some Pippin
When she came back
The Dog was skipping

She went to the door
To see who was ringing
When she came back
She found him swinging

She went to the Premier’s
To get him a place
When she came back
He was playing the Bass

She stept in next door
To see Mrs. Riddle
When she came back
He was playing the Fiddle.

She went to the Market
To buy him a Sheep’s Head
When she came back
He was sick in his bed.

She ran away quick
To call Dr. Hulse
When she came back
He was feeling his pulse

She went to the Druggist’s
To get him a Pill
When she came back
She found him at Drill.

He went out for a Bride
That was handsome and showy
As he came back
He met with Miss. Chloe

She went out to Market
In spite of the weather
When she came back
They were dancing together

She went to the kitchen
To make him a mess
When she came back
He was playing at chess

She went to her neighbour’s
To see what was doing
When she came back
She found him wooing.

She went to the Jeweller’s
To buy him a ring
When she came back
He was learning to sing

She went out to get him
Some Fish to be fried
When she came back
He presented his Bride.

The Bride made a Courtesy
The Dog made a Bow
The Dame wished them joy
They both said Bow-Wow
 
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