Simple Simon nursery rhyme lyrics with history and origins

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Origins and history to lyrics
In the days before fast food and convenience restaurants were invented food was sold from individuals. A fair was an extremely popular place to sell 'your ware' The tradition and history of fairs dates back to before the period in history referred to as Medieval England. The term 'Adieu' meaning 'Goodbye' is no longer used  in the English language but will never be lost forever due to rhymes such as Simple Simon


Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair;
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Let me taste your ware"
Said the pieman to Simple Simon "Show me first your penny"
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Sir, I have not any!"

Simple Simon went a-fishing for to catch a whale;
All the water he had got was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon went to look if plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much which made poor Simon whistle.
He went for water in a sieve but soon it all fell through;
And now poor Simple Simon bids you all "adieu"

Simple Simon nursery rhyme: origins and history