“Cobbler, Cobbler, Where's My Shoe”


"Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe, Yes, good master, that I'll do; Here's my awl and wax and thread, And now your shoe is quite mended."


It appears, from Halliwell, that this was a song used to induce children to put on their shoes. - RBW


  1. Opie-Oxford2 103, "Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe" (1 text)
  2. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #585, p. 235, "(Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe)"
  3. Roud #12749
  4. BI, BGMG585


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1807 (Original Ditties for the Nursery, according to Opie-Oxford2)
Keywords: clothes