This Little Piggie Went To Market

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This little piggie went to market,
This little piggie stayed home,
This little piggie had roast beef,
This little piggie had none,
And this little piggie cried, "Wee! Wee! Wee!"
All the way home.

(Use your finger to wiggle each toe starting with the biggest).

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Information About This Little Piggie Went To Market

The nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy Went To Market", also known as Five Little Pigs. was 1st published in 1728. The counting, while singing this rhyme, takes place on a child's toes; on each toe a different line is read, beginning with the big toe. The bottom of a foot is usually tickled when the line "Wee... all the way home" is said.

The rhyme has featured in Warner Bros. cartoons like A Hare Grows In Manhattan and A Tale of Two Kitties.

There is a cool little book with pop-up pages and such, based on this song. You can see it on the Amazon site at: This Little Piggy.

For any further information about the song "This Little Piggie Went To Market" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Some additional lyrics sent in from a BusSongs visitor

How I remember dear old Mommie,
Putting me to bed.
She tucked me in and said
To her little sleepy head:.

This little piggie was a bad little piggie
Who cried all the way home.
Years have passed
But it's still my favorite poem.

I hope and pray some day I'll say
To a cute little piggie of my own:
This little piggie went to market
And this little piggie stayed home.

Another fun version

This little piggie
Went to market
This little piggie
Stayed home
This little piggie
Had roast beef
This little piggie
Had none
And this little piggie cried,
"Wee, wee, wee, wee,"
All the way home.

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huba suba, Timor-Leste

26 November 2016 at 6:59pm

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Kyle, Cook Islands

23 October 2016 at 7:51pm

Major thanks for the blog.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

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Alpha Skua, USA

30 April 2015 at 11:29pm

And using your toes to

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Cheri, Illinois

7 April 2015 at 4:21am

My Grandmother use to always sing, do this to my toes. Also sing I Love you a bushel and a peck. Three little fishies in an itty bitty brook. I've been working on the railroad all the live long day. Little bunny foo foo hopping thru the forest, picking up the fieldmice and bopping them on the head. Row Row Row your boat, gently down the stream. Three Blind Mice. How much is that doggie in the window, the one with that waggely tail. Ring around the Rosie, pocket full of posey, ashes ashes we all fall down. 10 little Indians. Oh where oh where can my little dog be. And other cute ones. GOD BLESS US ALL EVERYWHERE O:-)

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Chloe, Canada

3 November 2014 at 3:14pm

I have outgrown the song.

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Troy, Canada

1 March 2013 at 4:19pm

lol i think i love this song :p

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Destiny, United States

22 July 2012 at 3:56pm

If I was one of the pigs that didn't have anything or go any were or get any thing id just ask instead of boon wee wee wee nd who wants to go home anyways

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Nikka Mae, Anguilla

12 June 2011 at 11:06am


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Piggy, Rockaway

9 August 2010 at 5:58am

cute video!

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Megan, Canada

1 August 2010 at 5:37pm

My mom changed this when I was young, as we are vegetarians. In our family, we say: This little piggy went to the market This little piggy stayed home This little piggy had something to eat This little piggy had none And this little piggy cried, "wee wee wee", all the way home

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Colin Browne, Gonubie Rep S.a.

20 July 2009 at 6:44am

In our young days, circa 1935 we added to the line: This little pig had roast beef AND GRAVY.

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