Old Mother Goose’s Rhymes & Tales (1889):
“Gregory Griggs”
by Constance Haslewood

Old Mother Goose's Rhymes & Tales

Title: “Gregory Griggs”

Medium: nursery rhyme

Publication date: 1889

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Art by: Constance Haslewood

1 characters in this story:

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Gregory Griggs Gregory Griggs
(lead character)
non-feature lead character
  [had 27 wigs; wore them all over Boston] Frederick Warne & Co. 2

The nursery rhyme "Gregory Griggs" appears on page 33 in Old Mother Goose's Rhymes & Tales, which was published in the 1890s. We do not know of the rhyme was original with this book. This is a collection of nursery rhymes which were in circulation at the time, and this rhyme quite likely predates this publication.

The nursery rhyme, as printed int book, reads as follows:

Gregory Griggs, Gregory Griggs
Had twenty-seven different wigs.
He wore them up, and he wore them down,
To please the people of Boston town.
He wore them east, and he wore them west,
But he never could tell which he liked best.