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Watch One Two Buckle My Shoe HD http://youtu.be/Kjvsxsgup_kBuy the award-winning DVD :) http://www.mothergooseclub.com/store.phpVisit our ad-free website, http://www.mothergooseclub.com, for exciting songs, videos, narrated nursery rhymes, and printable coloring pages. Come join the club!Check out our multiple award-winning DVD: http://www.mothergooseclub.com/store.phpSubscribe!http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sockeyemediaJoin us on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/mothergooseclubFollow us on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/mothergooseclubWatch more videos on our channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/SockeyeMediaBuy our nursery rhyme songs:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YCO5OM/http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YCOWJK/Download a printable coloring page for Simple Simon (just click print):http://www.mothergooseclub.com/download_printable.php?id=172Listen to a narration of Simple Simon:http://www.mothergooseclub.com/rhymes.php?cat=food&id=172A big thanks to all of our fans out there big and small!"Simple Simon" Lyrics:Simple Simon met a piemanGoing to the fair;Said Simple Simon to the pieman,"Let me taste your ware." Said the pieman to Simple Simon,"Show me first your penny;"Said Simple Simon to the pieman,"Sir, I haven't any."(Mother Goose Club Version)Version 2Simple Simon met a piemanGoing to the fair;Said Simple Simon to the pieman"Let me taste your ware." Said the pieman unto Simon,"Show me first your penny;"Said Simple Simon to the pieman,"Sir, I haven't any."Simple Simon went a-fishingFor to catch a whale;But all the water that he hadWas in his mother's pail.Simple Simon went to lookIf plums grew on a thistle;He pricked his fingers very much,Which made poor Simon whistle. He went to catch a dicky bird,And thought he could not fail,Because he had a little saltTo put upon its tailHe went for water with a sieve,But soon it ran all through;And now poor Simple SimonBids you all adieu.Source: A Children's Treasury of Mother GooseVersion 3Simple Simon met a piemanGoing to the fair;Says Simple Simon to the pieman,Let me taste your ware.Says the pieman to Simple Simon,Show me first your penny;Says Simple Simon to the pieman,Indeed I have not any.Source: Extraordinary Nursery Rhymes and Tales: New Yet Old (1876)Historical BackgroundThe four verses of "Simple Simon" form an integral part of the chapbook history of the same name, printed in 1764. Chapbooks were small books or pamphlets containing poems, ballads, and stories printed early as 1570. As a character, Simple Simon's origins date back to the late-seventeenth-century ballad, "Simple Simon's Misfortunes and his Wife Margery's Cruelty."
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