This Little Pig Went to Market
DESCRIPTION: "This little pig(gy) went to market. This little pig stayed at home. This little pig had roast beef. This little pig had none. This little pig said, 'wee, wee, wee....' All the way home" (or "I can't find my way home").
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1765 (Mother Goose's Melody)
KEYWORDS: animal home food
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 412, "This Little Pig Went to Market" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #577, pp. 233-235, "(This Pig Went to Market)" (1 text plus several variants in the notes)
Dolby, p. 165, "This Little Piggy Went to Market" (1 text)
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