Old Mother Goose
DESCRIPTION: "Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air, On a very fine gander."
EARLIEST DATE: 1853 (Halliwell); the Opies think the oldest version was printed by Batchelar c. 1815
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 364, "Old Mother Goose" (1 text)
Dolby, p. 85, "Old Mother Goose" (1 text)
NOTES: According to the Opies, this is the beginning of a chapbook poem on the goose that laid the golden eggs. - RBW
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