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Old Mother Hubbard" is an English-language nursery rhyme, first printed in 1805 and among the most popular publications of the nineteenth century.

Lyrics

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 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 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 fruiterer's To buy him some fruit; When she came back He was playing the flute.

She went to the tailor's To buy him a coat; When she came back He was riding a goat.

She went to the hatter's To buy him a hat; When she came back He was feeding her cat.

She went to the barber's To buy him a wig When she came back He was dancing a jig.

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 dressed in his clothes.

The Dame made a curtsy, The dog made a bow; The Dame said, Your servant; The dog said, Bow-wow.

This wonderful dog Was Dame Hubbard's delight, He could read, he could dance, He could sing, he could write; She gave him rich dainties Whenever he fed, And erected this monument When he was dead.

Successors

Old Mother Hubbard: Mother Hubbard

Dog: unknown

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