Goosey goosey gander, Whither shall I wander? Upstairs and downstairs And in my lady's chamber. There I met an old man Who wouldn't say his prayers, So I took him by his left leg And threw him down the stairs.
Some versions have the additional concluding lines:
The stairs went crack, He nearly broke his back. And all the little ducks went, 'Quack, quack, quack'.
We'll add an alternate set of lines so you can keep singing, which may have been added in 1780:
Old father Long-Legs Can't say his prayers: take him by the left leg, And throw him downstairs.
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