Gammer Gurton's Garland
Title: “Goosey Goosey Gander”
Medium: nursery rhyme
Publication date: 1784Publisher: R. Christopher
Roud Folk Song Index Number: 6488
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|[Goosey Gander found sack, ginger in my lady's chamber]||R. Christopher||2|
"Goosey Goosey Gander" is a traditional English nursery rhyme. The earliest known printed version of this rhyme was published in Gammer Gurton's Garland or The Nursery Parnassus (1784), but the rhyme was likely in circulation for a long time before this publication.
The 1784 version reads thus:
Goose-a goose-a gander,
Where shall I wander?
Up stairs and down stairs,
In my lady's chamber;
There you'll find a cup of sack
And a race of ginger.