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There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe | Lyrics

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History for 'There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe'

There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe is a popular English nursery rhyme. Attempts have been made to match the old woman with a historical female who had a large family, though no matches can be made with certainty. Some believe that King George II (1683-1760) is the subject of this rhyme.


Lyrics for 'There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.


Marjorie Ainsworth Decker published a Christian version of There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe in her "The Christian Mother Goose Book" (1978).

There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children,
And loved them all, too.
She said, "Thank you Lord Jesus,
For sending them bread."
Then kissed them all gladly
and sent them to bed.


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