Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

  1. My grandmother used to say this all the time, but I can't remember where it came from...I think a nursery rhyme, but I don't know the rest of it. Do any of you know?
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  3. by   CATHYW
    Karalea, I always heard it this way:
    "To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggity Jig!

    Hope this is what you were thinking of!
  4. by   dianah
    Old nursery rhyme, have no idea what it "means," (guess I should do a search . . .) but as I recall it goes:

    To market, to market, to buy a fat pig
    Home again, home again, jiggity jig

    To market, to market, to buy a fat hog
    Home again, home again, jiggity jog

    Now you've piqued my interest, gotta do that search!! -- D
  5. by   JJFROG
    Ugh...now it is stuck in my head!
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yup; used to read those old English nursery rhymes to my children---and we'd all sing 'em out!

    'Member this one?

    Diddle diddle dumplin'
    my son John
    went to bed with his britches on
    One shoe off
    and one shoe on
    diddle diddle dumpling,
    My son John.

    When you do a search, you'll find that a lot of these had some political/social significance. For instance, Ring Around the Rosie was actually about the Plague:

    Ring around the rosie
    Pocketful o' posies
    Ashes, ashes,
    We all fall down.

    Back then, people had black humor too....wonder if that's where our ED nurses got it?
  7. by   Mkue
    Does anyone remember the rest of this one...

    Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean..

  8. by   aus nurse
    Jack Spratt could eat no fat.

    His wife would eat no lean.

    So between them both

    they licked the platter clean.

  9. by   aus nurse
    To Market
    To market, to market, to buy a fat
    Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
    To market, to market, to buy a fat
    Home again, home again, jiggety

    To market, to market, to buy a plum
    Home again, home again, market is

    Isn't this sad that i know all these???
  10. by   Mkue
    Old mother hubbard went to her cupboard to fetch
    her poor dog a bone

    But when she got there her cupboard was bare....

    something like that..:chuckle

  11. by   Zee_RN
    My mom uses that "Home Again, Home Again" line all the time too! I say it at times, of course, too but my kids don't know the rest of the rhyme. I know the first verse but I didn't know the second one.
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    "Jack Sprat could eat no fat
    His wife could eat no lean
    So between the two of them
    They licked the platter clean."

    "Old Mother Hubbard
    Went to the cupboard
    to get her poor doggie a bone.
    But when she got there,
    the cupboard was bare,
    And so the poor doggie
    had none."
  13. by   Aussienurse2
    I love "Sing a song of sixpence"

    Sing a song of sixpence
    Pockets full of rye
    Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
    When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing
    Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?

    The King was in his, counting house
    Counting all 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 off her nose.

    I think I read somewhere that it's about HenryVIII and a couple of his wives LOL!!
  14. by   Aussienurse2
    Hey Aus Nurse, do ya think it's too many years of "Play School" ???