Hey Diddle Diddle!
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat scraped the fiddle,
The cow jump'd over the moon;
The little dog bayed
To see such sports played,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
The unmeaning "Hey diddle diddle" is a corruption of the very
intelligible which is literally "Sing
words not clear, and Sing words clear;" with which may be compared a
Sibylline verse in Greek,