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Thread #51775   Message #790373
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Sep-02 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old Sir Simon the King
Subject: RE: Old Sir Simon the King
Here's the rhyme from The Annotated Mother Goose (William & Ceil Baring-Gould, 1962):
Old Sir Simon the king,
And young Sir Simon the squire,
And old Mrs. Hickabout
Kicked Mrs. Kickabout
Round about our coal fire.
Note: "Old Sir Simon" was supposed to have been a Falstaffian genlteman who kept the Devil Tavern in Fleet Street and died in the year 1627.