Old Mother Hubbard

Quite a few parodies of Old Mother Hubbard go around, but the most common seems to be:

Old mother hubbard went to the cupboard
to get her poor dog a bone
when she leaned over, rover took over
and gave her a bone of his own

That was known in my high school, and has been recorded back to at least 1961 by Sherman.

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  1. Anonymous

    well mine is a little bit more kiddish than the one above
    old mother hubbard went to the cupboard
    to get her poor dog a bone
    but when she got there the cupboard whas bare
    and the poor little dog had none

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  2. Anonymous

    Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
    to get her poor daughter a dress,
    but when she got there, the cupboard was bare,
    and so was her daughter, I guess.
    Omaha Ne. 1980s

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  3. pennyrobinsonfanclub.net

    Wow, I never would have guessed that was so old! I'd always assumed it was Andrew Dice Clay's own material. Wonder about some of his other Mother Goose stuff now.

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  4. Roger H Werner

    Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor dog a bone,
    When she got there the cupboard was bare and the dog had a bone of its own. Freeport High School NY by 1966. Also the rhyme about the Mother Hubbard and her daughter's dress as an alternate version from the same era.

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  5. Jim G

    I learned it like this in Minneapolis in the late ’70’s:


    When she bent over, old Rover drove her,
    ‘Cause he had a bone of his own.

    Taught to me by my mom. :)

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  6. Ghengis khan

    No it’s. …. Old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor dog a bone, old mother bent over then Rover took over and Old mother got a bone of her own.

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