Old Mother Goose

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Old Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.

Old Father Gander
When the wind was fast and loose
Would ride through the air
On a very fine goose.

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Information About Old Mother Goose

The Mother Goose rhymes can be traced as far back as the 1600's. Most of the rhymes can be compared with the witch-hunts that were rampant in Europe during that era.

For instance, "Would Fly Through The air", can be interpreted to witches being able to fly. Despite its dark original meaning, the Mother Goose rhymes are still popular children rhymes today.

The first known publication of Old Mother Goose can be traced back to 1650, by Jean Loret, from France. However, the most famous Mother Goose publication is by Charles Perrault, in 1697.

Since then, there have been numerous publications, with the most recent in 1958.

Old Mother Goose is a rhyme from the Mother Goose collection, others which include "Rock a bye Baby".


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Millie Pedley, United Kingdom

16 November 2013 at 10:21pm

This is a weird song

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Isabella, Ireland

21 September 2012 at 7:37am

i agree with jazzinta. i have to raise 4 children 3 girls and a boy. they absolutly adore this poem. but it gets me annoyed when its very stupid. you people should make up nursery rhymes that are actually in reality

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Jazzinta Stanthorp, Belgium

20 September 2012 at 5:10am

my 17 children are extrememly concerned as they believe there is an actual old mother goose. there are several things wrong with this rhyme. 1: last time i checked 3 year olds didnt know what a dam gander was? 2: why does it say old mother goose if it doesnt even say anything about her age? and that is just off the top of my head. in belgium i have to read my 17 children this stinky poem and they just frusterate me. if you do not change this i will personally hire a lawyer...thank you for your time :)

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