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Wikipedia's well-sourced article presents the "original" lyrics as below. The origins of this nursery rhyme are uncertain, but ancient.
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Meanwhile victorian merchants hoped the rhyme, whatever its philosophical message, would sell shoes.
Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.
|a personal favorite -- brings out the kid in me!|
Another card for the Connecticut Boot & Shoe Company is on page 87 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
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