Hey Diddle Diddle![58]

: 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,