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Old Mother Hubbard is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme from Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever.

Old Mother Hubbard is a lion character. Gerald is a dog character. After the rhyme when there was a knock at the door, she opens it. It was Emperor Huckle who misses his friend, Lowly Worm. He asks Old Mother Hubbard if she's seen him. She hasn't seen him in the grocer's or the cobbler's. But she has to go down to the butcher's shop, because they're having big sale on bones. Emperor Huckle decides to find Lowly again.

Lyrics/Script Edit

Sung:

Old Mother Hubbard

Went to the cupboard

To fetch her poor dog a bone

But when she got there

The cupboard was bare

And so the poor dog had none

She went to the fishmonger's

To buy him some fish

But when she came back

He was licking this dish

She went to the grocer's

To buy him some fruit

But when she came back

He was playing the flute...

(Gerald Dog plays the flute)

She went to the cobbler's

To buy him some shoes

But when she came back

He was reading the news!

Spoken:

Old Mother Hubbard: Look, Gerald! There's a big sale on bones!

Trivia Edit

This rhyme was published in 1805.

Alternate lyrics (not in the video) include:

  • She went to the baker's
  • To buy him some bread;
  • When she came back
  • The dog was dead!
  • She went to the undertaker's
  • To buy him a coffin;
  • When she came back
  • The dog was laughing.
  • She took a clean dish
  • to get him some tripe;
  • When she came back
  • He was smoking his pipe.
  • She went to the alehouse
  • To get him some beer;
  • When she came back
  • The dog sat in a chair.
  • She went to the tavern
  • For white wine and red;
  • When she came back
  • The dog stood on his head.
  • She went to the tailor's
  • To buy him a coat;
  • When she came back
  • He was riding a goat.
  • She went to the hatter's
  • To buy him a hat;
  • When she came back
  • He was feeding her cat.
  • She went to the barber's
  • To buy him a wig
  • When she came back
  • He was dancing a jig.
  • She went to the sempstress
  • To buy him some linen;
  • When she came back
  • The dog was spinning.
  • She went to the hosier's
  • To buy him some hose;
  • When she came back
  • He was dressed in his clothes.
  • The Dame made a curtsy,
  • The dog made a bow;
  • The Dame said, Your servant;
  • The dog said, Bow-wow.
  • This wonderful dog
  • Was Dame Hubbard's delight,
  • He could read, he could dance,
  • He could sing, he could write;
  • She gave him rich dainties
  • Whenever he fed,
  • And erected this monument
  • When he was dead.