Origin of the lyrics to "Simple Simon"
In the days before fast food and convenience stores were invented food was sold from street sellers from trays of food.
A fair was an extremely popular place to sell 'your ware' The tradition and history of fairs dates back to Medieval England.
The term 'Adieu' meaning 'Goodbye' is no longer used in the English language but will never be lost forever due to rhymes such as Simple Simon!
The modern day version of Simple Simon can be found in the song and a game where children have to do exactly what "Simple Simon" says!