Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling

Children"s Song

Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my child John,Went to bed through his trousers on,One shoe off, and also one shoes on,Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my kid John.




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Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my child John,Went to bed with his trousers on,One shoe off, and one shoes on,Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my child John.


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The phrase "Diddle, diddle, dumpling" means "toddle, toddle, plump little kid" (dumpling definition plump small kid in a friendly sort of way). Here"s why...The Oxford English Dictionary offers the following meaning for Diddle: "To to walk unsteadily, as a child; come toddle; = daddle. Obs."Here"s an example it offers of diddle provided in publish in 1632: "And as soon as his forward strength began to bloom, To see him diddle up and also down the Room!"-The Oxford English Dictionary provides the following definition for Dumpling: "2. A dumpy pet or person, short and also of rounded outlines."Here"s an example it provides of it used in print in 1828: "Dumpling, a tiny fat boy or person, as broad as long."*****Denslow"s mommy Goose (1901) has the an initial line together "Deedle Deedle Dumpling".The version of the rhyme below is from The Real mommy Goose (1916), depicted by Blanche Fisher Wright. It"s exciting to see exactly how they surname the garments in their version...Diddle diddle dumpling, my child JohnWent to bed through his breeches on,One fall off, and also one fall on;Diddle diddle dumpling, my kid John.Here"s the version from Harry"s Ladder to Learning (1850):Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my child JohnWent come bed through his breeches on;One shoes off, the various other shoe on,Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my boy John.Here"s the version from The little Mother Goose (1912):Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my boy John,Went come bed v his stockings on;One shoe off, and one shoes on,Deedle, deedle, dumpling, my child John.Here"s the Scottish variation as uncovered in A publication for Bairns and large Folk, Children"s Rhymes, Games, Songs, and Stories, second edition (1904) through Robert Ford:Hey diddle dumplin" my kid John, visited his bed v his trowsers on; One shoes off and the various other shoe on, Hey diddle dumplin", my child John.


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