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Sing a Song of Sixpence is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme from Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever. The edited/extended instrumental version of this song appeared in the credits at the end of this video. Emperor Huckle accidentally went to the kitchen and he thinks that this isn't the way out. The royal baker greets him to come in that he is just in time, so he can help him take the pie in to Old King Cole. Suddenly, a blackbird pops out of the blackbird pie. The royal baker tells it to get back in the pie, because it's supposed to be a surprise. And so, they take the pie with 4-and-20 blackbirds in to King Cole, while Lowly Worm makes the surprise pie for Emperor Huckle. King Cole is very pleased. Then he greets Emperor Huckle again asks him if he's found his friend Lowly. He tells King Cole that he looked everywhere for his friend Lowly and asked everybody in Mother Goose Land, but he couldn't find him and they didn't help him find him. So King Cole tells him that he needs help from Mother Goose herself (who lives all in Mother Goose Land) and leads Emperor Huckle out of his castle to call for her.

Lyrics/Script Edit

Kids (offscreen): Sing a song of sixpence

A pocket full of rye

Four and twenty blackbirds

Baked in a pie

When the pie was open

The birds began to sing

"Wasn't that a dainty dish

To set before the king?"

(The blackbirds whistling the first two lines.)

Kids (offscreen): "Wasn't that a dainty dish

To set before the king?"

Trivia Edit

This rhyme was published in 1744.

There are some alternate ones that are not in the video:

  • Extended lyrics that are not in the video include:
    • The king was in his counting house
    • Counting out his money
    • The queen was in the parlour
    • Eating bread and honey
    • The maid was in the garden
    • Hanging out the clothes
    • When down came a blackbird
    • And pecked (or nipped or snapped) off her nose
  • The final line of the fourth verse is sometimes slightly varied, with nose pecked, nipped or snapped off. One of the following additional verses is often added to moderate the ending:
    • They sent for the king's doctor
    • Who sewed it on again
    • (And) he sewed it on so neatly
    • The seam was never seen
  • or
    • There was such a commotion
    • That little Jenny wren
    • Flew down into the garden
    • And put it back again