Childhood
        
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD
by 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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