"There was a crooked man,"

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Relationships, Pets

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes.
 
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SUBJECT Relationships, Pets

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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