Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Picked Pepper

DESCRIPTION: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of picked peppers, How many pickled peppers did Peter pick?" (Or: "Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?")
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1819 (Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, according to the Opies)
KEYWORDS: food wordplay
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REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 406, "Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Pepper" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #740, p. 281, "(Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper)"
Dolby, p. 182, "Peter Piper Picked a Peck (1 text)

Roud #19745
NOTES: According to Dolby, the earliest printed source, Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation, included practice rhymes for every letter of the alphabet. But this was clearly the "hit" of the collection, and may well precede the other rhymes. - RBW
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