Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John,
Went to bed with his trousers on;
One shoe off, and one shoe on,
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John!
origins and history to Diddle Diddle Dumpling?
A mother's words in a nursery rhyme to a typical boy child!
How many parents would be able to associate these lovely lyrics to their own child sprawled out , fast asleep, clothes half off and
totally oblivious to their surroundings? Perhaps when told it could be a plea to become more tidy?