Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander,
Upstairs, downstairs and in my lady's chamber
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers,
I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs.
'lady's chamber' was a room that once upon a time a high born lady would have
her own chamber, (also referred to as a solar)
The origins of the nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the
16th century and refer to necessity for Catholic priests to hide in
'Priest Holes' to avoid persecution from zealous Protestants.
Songs Ring a ring a roses Oranges and
Lemons Jerusalem Rule Britannia Ding Dong Bell The
Grand old Duke of York Land of Hope and Glory London Bridge is falling down God save
the queen Baa baa
black sheep Goosey