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“Where Are You Going  My Pretty Maid”

A little bit later, in 1912, a poem called ‘The Little Mother Goose’ was published. In the poem, a child by the name of Johnny is said to have picked up the following rhymes from his mother:

“Where are you going to, my pretty maid?”
“I’m going a-milking, sir,” she said.

“May I go with you, my pretty maid?”
“You’re kindly welcome, sir,” she said.

“Say, will you marry me, my pretty maid?”
“Yes, if you please, kind sir,” she said.

“What is your father, my pretty maid?”
“My father’s a farmer, sir,” she said.

“What is your fortune, my pretty maid?”
“My face is my fortune, sir,” she said.

“Then I can’t marry you, my pretty maid.”
“Nobody asked you sir,” she said.

 

Notes

Here’s another version from The Mother Goose; Containing All The Melodies The Old Lady Ever Wrote, edited By Dame Goslin (1850):

O where are you going,
My pretty maiden fair,
With your red rosy cheeks
And your coal-black hair ?
I’m going a-milking
Kind sir, says she,
And it’s dabbling in the dew
Where you’ll find me!

source:https://books.google. com

 

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