Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said "What a good boy am I!"
Little Jack Horner was the Steward to Richard Whiting the Bishop of
It is rumoured that the Bishop tried to bribe the King. He sent his Steward,
Richard Whiting, with a gift of 12 title deeds to various English estates.
The deeds were said to have been hidden in a pie. Whiting realised that the bribe would do no good and was said to have stolen the
deeds to the manor of Mells (it being the real 'plum' of the twelve manors).
wonder if they sing this at Glastonbury today ?
Thirty Days Wise Old Owl
Tom Piper House Jack Built
Seesaw Margery Daw Bo Peep
Little Piggy Boy Blue
Jack Sprat Jack Horner
Miss Muffet Tommy Tucker
Ladybug Mary Mary quite contrary
Cole Cry Baby Bunting
Hush A Bye Baby Doctor Foster
Georgie Porgie Goosey Gander
The Grand Old Duke Of York
An Apple A Day St Ives
Baa Black Sheep Old Mother
Hubbard Robin Red Brest
Oranges And Lemon Banbury Cross
Jack Be Nibble Twinkle Star
Dicky Birds Willie Winker
Sugar and Spice Cock Robin
Old Women Diddle Diddle
Hickory Dickory Hot Cross Buns
Humpty Dumpty Ding Dong Bells
Itsy Bitsy Spider Jack and Jill
Christmas is coming