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Katy Bar the Door

Posted by Tom Gray on February 13, 2004

I do not know if this is the origin but for Katy Bar the Door:

Katy bar the door
Lock and latch it
Here comes Lizzie
With a brand new
Hatchet

with reference to Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden
took an axe
and gave her father
forty whacks

and when she saw
what she had done
she gave her mother
forty-one