A nursery rhyme with origins, history and lyrics about a mother's pride in her undidy son

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Diddle Diddle Dumpling: the lyrics

The origins and history to Diddle Diddle Dumpling?
A mother's words in a nursery rhyme to a typical boy child!
How many parents would be able to associate these lovely lyrics to their own child sprawled out , fast asleep, clothes half off and totally oblivious to their surroundings? Perhaps when told it could be a plea to become more tidy?


Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John,
Went to bed with his trousers on;
One shoe off, and one shoe on,
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John!

Diddle Diddle Dumpling rhyme: origins & history