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Gerda Mayer

  • Old Mrs. Lazibones / And her dirty daughter / Never used soap / And never used water / Higgledy piggledy cowpat / What d'you think of that? / Daisies from their fingernails / Birds' nests in their hair-O / Dandelions from their ears / What a dirty pair-O! / Higgledy piggledy cowpat / What d'you think of that? / Came a prince who sought a bride / Riding past their doorstep / 'Quick,' said Mrs. Lazibones. / 'Girl, under the water tap.' / Higgledy piggledy cowpat / What d'you think of that? / Washed her up and washed her down / Then she washed her sideways / But the prince was far, far away / He'd ridden off on the highways / Higgledy piggledy cowpat / What d'you think of that?

    • Gerda Mayer,
    • "Old Mrs. Lazibones" Gerda Mayer, Knockabout Show ()

Gerda Mayer, Czechoslovakian-born English poet

(1927)