PETER PATTER told them to me,All the little rimes,Whispered them among the bushesHalf a hundred times.Peter lives upon a mountainPretty near the sun,Knows the bears and birds and rabbitsNearly every one;Has a home among the alders,Bed of cedar bark,Walks alone beneath the pine treesEven when it’s dark.Squirrels tell him everythingThat happens in the trees,Cricket in the gander-grassSings of all he sees;Rimes from bats and butterflies,Crabs and waterfowl;But the best of all he getsFrom his Uncle Owl.Sometimes when its day-time,But mostly in the night,They sit beneath an oak treeAnd hug each other tight,And tell their rimes and riddlesWhere the catty creatures prowl—Funny little Peter PatterAnd his Uncle Owl.
LIST OF THE RHYMES Page A Copper Down a Crack I'm Much Too Big for a Fairy Did You Ever Play Tag with a Tiger? The Blue Song Hippity Hop to Bed Away to the River Our Little Pat The Animal Show Tommy Trimble Dickie, Dickie Dexter On the Road to Tattletown Polly and Peter I Went to Town on Monday Where Are You Going? Christopher Crump Pinky, Pinky, Pang Tick, Tock Under the Willow High on the Mantel Boots, Boots, Boots Butterfly Beela By the Sea A Matter of Taste Tommy, My Son Oh, Said the Worm Buzzy Brown The Wind The Hobo Band A Beetle on a Broomstraw Mule Thoughts A Candle, a Candle Baxter Loddy, Gin, and Ella Zander As I Was Going Down the Hill A Little Boy Ran to the End of the Sky Discretion A Beetle Once Sat on a Barberry Twig The Thieves Upon The Irish Sea Duckle, Daisy I’ve Got a New Book The Carrot and the Rabbit Hippy-Hi-Hoppy Up on the Garden Gate ’Most Any Chip A Moon Song What Makes You Laugh? Timmy O’Toole A Man Came From Malden Baron Batteroff Six Little Salmon To Carry on the Toot-Toot Doubbledoon The Party I’ve Got a Yellow Puppy Doctor McSwattle Columbus Terrible Tim What’s the Use? All Aboard for Bombay Water Old Molly is Lowing Snowflakes Dippy-Dippy-Davy When I’m as Rich as Uncle Claus Rinky-Tattle Twenty Little Snowflakes Slippery Slim The Freighter No One at Home Patters and Tatters Crown the King with Carrot Tops The Canada Goose Hipperty, Clickerty, Clackerty, Bang Sonny The Stove The Thunder Baby Hinky, Pinky, Pearly Earl Tipsy Tom Jolly Jinks Transformation The Thief Chase Somebody Consolation The Robin and the Squirrel The King Had a Platter Rain Old Father McNether Jerry Was a Joker King Kokem Old Missus Skinner Oh, Mother Cella Ree and Tommy To If I Were Richer The Army of the Queen Romulus The Hero Pensive Percy Moon, O Moon in the Empty Sky The Rag-Man Whenever I Go Out to Walk A Free Show Billy Bumpkins Blue Flames and Red Flames Timothy Grady Captain Tickle and his Nickel Grandmother Grundy Needles and Pins A Toe Rime Harry Hooker Jelly Jake and Butter Bill Cut Up a Caper Eat, Eat, Eat Hetty Hutton A Big, Fat Potato A Bundle of Hay Peter, Popper Old Father Annum The Tippany Flower Here Comes a Cabbage Plenty The Runaways A Race, A Race to Moscow The Salesman A Prince from Pepperville Boats Pretty Things Did You Ever...?