Posted by Smokey Stover on March 14, 2004
In Reply to: This Old Man posted by Caroline Wendt on March 13, 2004
: I would like to know the source of this old song. Is it English or American?
It's English, and very old. It got rather a big boost after World War II when audio-visual recordings started to become cheap and available to moms. But I doubt that this game/song ever became obsolete; somewhere someone has been performing it for centuries. I'm sure some expert will chime in with more information. SS