Nursery Rhyme November: 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,
So I took him by his left leg
And threw him down the stairs

Most theories seem to agree that this is based on the priest holes built into the homes of Catholics during the Tudor period where Catholic worship was punished.

Goosey

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