Tucker sings for his supper,
What shall we give him?
Brown bread and butter.
How shall he cut it without a knife?
How shall he marry without a wife?
was Tommy Tucker?
'Tommy Tucker' referred to in the words and lyrics of this nursery
rhyme was a colloquial term that was commonly used to
describe orphans. The orphans were often reduced to begging or
'singing for their supper'. The reference to marrying and the lack
of a wife reflects the difficulty of any orphan being able to
marry due to their exceptionally low standing within the