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Watch One Two Buckle My Shoe HD the award-winning DVD :) our ad-free website,, for exciting songs, videos, narrated nursery rhymes, and printable coloring pages. Come join the club!Check out our multiple award-winning DVD:! us on Facebook: us on Twitter:!/mothergooseclubWatch more videos on our channel: our nursery rhyme songs: a printable coloring page for Old Mother Goose (just click print): to a narration of Old Mother Goose: big thanks to all of our fans out there big and small!"Old Mother Goose" Lyrics:Old Mother Goose,When she wanted to wander,Would ride through the airOn a very fine gander.Source: Wright, The Original Mother Goose (1916)Version 2Old Mother Goose,When she wanted to wander,Would ride through the airOn a very fine gander.Jack's mother came in,And caught the goose soon,And mounting its back,Flew up to the moon.Source: The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book (1976)Historical BackgroundThe "Old Mother Goose" rhyme is the first verse of the chapbook story of the goose that laid golden eggs. Chapbooks were small books or pamphlets containing poems, ballads, and stories printed early as 1570. Mother Goose is a prominent and well-known character in children's literature, particularly in nursery rhymes and fairy tales. "Mother Goose" is the name given to the supposed creator of the Mother Goose stories and rhymes. One theory suggests that "Mother Goose" lived in New England or France during the eighteenth century. Another theory claims that Mother Goose was a Bostonian woman named Elizabeth Foster Goose (1665 -- 1758). The wife of King Robert II of France, Berthe la fileuse ("Bertha the Spinner") or Berthe pied d'oie ("Goose-Foot Bertha") has also been named a possible candidate.
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