Wednesday, July 12, 2006

hey diddle diddle...

here's a new song that you enjoy so much. unfortunately the version mama found on the net is different from elmo's. anyway, i'm sure you will like it =)

Hey diddle, diddle The cat and the fiddle

The cow jumped over the moon

The little dog laughed To see such sport

And the dish ran away with the spoon !

here's some interesting infomation about the origin of this nusery ryhme that mama thought you may enjoy reading-
In England's royal court, it was the custom to dub people with silly nicknames. Elizabeth I was often called “The Cat” from the way she fiddled with her Cabinet ministers as if they were mice. The cow, moon and her “lap-dog” were also characters in these court charades. The dish was Elizabeth’s serving lady and the spoon was, of course, the royal taster. When these last two secretly eloped, Elizabeth had them captured and confined to the Tower of London. Nobody fiddled with Elizabeth!

1 comment:

Carol said...

Hey, interesting. Rensie and Renee also enjoy this song very much ! Catchy song !