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Three men in a tub,
And how do you think they got there?
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker
They all jumped out of a rotten potato!
'Twas enough to make a fish stare.

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Information About Rub-a-dub-dub

"Rub A Dub Dub" is an old English song first recorded in "Christmas Box" published in London in 1798 and containing the words "three maids in a tub".

By around 1830 the reference to maids was being removed from the versions printed in nursery books and in 1842 James Orchard Halliwell collected a version closer to the one we are familiar with today.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

A super short version of the song

Rub a dub dub
Thanks for the Grub
Yay God!

This version of Rub a dub dub has different lyrics and it has two stanzas.

Rub a dub dub, dirty socks in a tub,
Red and yellow and blue and green,
With a hole in the toes and a hole in the heel,
Wash them all till they're fresh and clean.

Rub a dub dub, clean socks in a tub,
Hang them out in a row to dry,
With a hole in the toes and a hole in the heel,
Watch them bounce on a line up high.

The 3 men are out to sea in this one

Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker,
All put out to sea.

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