If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land
    Footnotes

    “If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land,” Friend, June 1971, 26–27

    If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land

    This is a double puzzle. First there are some verses for you to rhyme. The words to fit the blank spaces are in the column [below]. There are extra words, so be careful. Second, different nursery rhymes are mentioned in these verses. Can you identify and say each one?

    If I were the King

    With the merry old _____,

    I’d buy Simple Simon

    A new fishing _____.

    If I were Jack Horner

    And had a plum _____,

    I’d call Jack-a-Dandy

    To see if he’d _____.

    If I were a blackbird

    That sat on a _____,

    I’d not miss that tumble

    Of poor Jack and _____.

    If I were Down Dilly

    And wore a green _____,

    I’d ride a Cock Horse

    To Banbury _____.

    If I were the piggie

    That had some roast _____,

    I’d give Mother Hubbard

    And her dog _____.

    If I were the fair queen

    Who ate honeyed _____,

    I’d not be the Heart Queen

    Who made tarts so _____.

    night

    bread

    shoe

    Jill

    hill

    red

    sky

    pole

    belief

    relief

    pie

    day

    town

    gown

    wife

    soul

    beef

    buy