We have placed this Nursery Rhyme, Higgledy Piggledy, in our category 'Lost Lyrics of an Old Nursery Rhyme'. Many Nursery rhymes of the 16th and 17th centuries featured animals like the Cat, Frog, Toad, Pig, Goose, Raven, Goat, Wolf, Bat and Mouse. This was also the era when people were obsessed by Witches. These animals were associated with witches as their familiars and Mother Goose is often illustrated in the guise of a witch - is there a connection between the Origins of Nursery Rhymes like 'Higgledy Piggledy' and the Witch?
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history
My black hen,
She lays eggs
And sometimes ten,
My black hen!
Alternative Words to Higgledy Piggledy