This Is The House That Jack Built

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This is the house that Jack built.
This is the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the farmer sowing the corn,
That kept the cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

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Information About This Is The House That Jack Built

"This Is the House That Jack Built" is a popular old British nursery rhyme popularized by illustrator Randolph Caldecott during the mid 19th century.

It was in 1755, however, that the song first appeared in print, when it was included in "Nurse Truelove's New-Year's-Gift, or the Book of Books for Children". It's believed the rhyme could date as far back as the middle ages.

This song is a cumulative tale that shows how "the house that Jack built" is indirectly connected to numerous things, people and story lines but doesn't tell how Jack actually builds the house.

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Dyna, Philippines

29 January 2012 at 7:44am

who's version is this? whoever you are, keep ur talent to urself! this isnt a lullaby! ahaha

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Heath, United States

7 March 2011 at 3:34am

To Rachel , The Preist (Marries) people together) and in this case the tattered man and the maid,

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Rachel, United States

4 March 2011 at 8:15pm

what on earth? the preist is gay? doesnt that go against the bible?

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Mollie, Turkey

13 December 2010 at 7:24pm

Oh no it isnt :L

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Sophie, United States

13 December 2010 at 7:23pm

Wow i h8t this

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Kitty, United Kingdom

13 December 2010 at 7:22pm

this is cr&p

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