Goosey Goosey Gander

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Goosey Goosey Gander

Goosey, goosey, gander,
Whither shall I wander
Upstairs, and downstairs,
And in my lady's chamber.

There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers!
I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs.

Information About Goosey Goosey Gander


"Goosey Goosey Gander" is an English nursery rhyme. Gammer Gurton's Garland or The Nursery Parnassus published in London in 1784 has the earlist recorded version and like other early versions of the rhyme does not include the last four lines.

It has been speculated that historically "Goosey Goosey Gander" may refer to Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads; alternatively, the rhyme could be about Madame Schulenberg; the mistress of King George I who had the nickname "Goosey", the inference being that "Gander" would be the King himself. The rhyme has also been linked to the propaganda campaign against the Catholic Church during the reign of King Henry VIII.

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