“Old Dumpty Moore”


(Old Dumpty/Darby) rides his mare everywhere, until it grows too (old/stubborn) to ride. The mare goes down into the swamp and dies. The neighbours cook it, and "From the top of her head to the end of her tail Old Dumpty ate his way!"

Cross references


  1. Randolph 427, "Old Dumpty Moore" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7633
  3. BI, R427


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph)
Keywords: animal horse death food
Found in: US(So)