One sunny day Erin McFadden, age 4, lived in Duleek was enjoying the afternoon with Clare and Suzie. Suddenly, Mother Goose landed in front of her. "Oh fiddle de de, fiddle de dum, I was visiting Old King Cole and I have lost my way home!" exclaimed Mother Goose.
There was An Old Woman, Who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, She didn't know what to do. She gave them some broth, Without any bread; She whipped them all soundly, And put them to bed.
"Please do not worry, Mother Goose. I will help you find your way home," Erin offered eagerly. They soon came upon an old woman living in a giant shoe. "Let's ask for directions," suggested Erin. There were so many children playing that Mother Goose and Erin didn't know what to do.
Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty Had a great fall, Ann the King's horses And all the King's Men, Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty Together again.
In the distance Erin saw brightly colored balloons flying high in the air. So, they strolled down the cobblestone road toward Humpty Dumpty's house. "Oh help, I'm falling!" yelled Humpty Dumpty. "We will put you back together again," reassured the king's men. Everyone was very busy helping Humpty Dumpty, so Erin and Mother Goose decided to ask someone else for directions.
Little Miss Muffett Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey; Along came a spider, Who sat down beside her And frightened Miss Muffet away.
"Up ahead I see Little Miss Muffet sitting on a tuffet. I'll bet she can help," said Erin . But everyone was frightened away by a huge spider wearing a little brown hat. Erin was so scared she wished Clare and Suzie could have been there to help.
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver belles and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row.
They wandered a while and came upon a beautiful garden of colorful flowers with smiling faces. "The blossoms are beautiful, Mary, Mary! How does your garden grow?" inquired Erin. "With silver bells and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row," answered Mary, Mary, quite contrary.
Star Light, Star Bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight.
Erin and Mother Goose followed the path and heard pretty music from a distant fiddle. As they strolled closer,Erin saw a cow jump over the moon and a dish run away with the spoon. Everybody laughed so much to see such a sight thatErin forgot to ask for directions.
Hey Diddle, Diddle! The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon; The little dog laughed To see such sport And the dish ran away With the spoon.
Erin looked up and saw a huge pumpkin house with windows in a lovely garden. "Let's ask Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, for help" suggested Erin. "Can you help Mother Goose find her way home?" Erin asked Peter, Peter. "I would love to help, but I am busy eating pumpkins," replied Peter, Peter.
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, Had a wife and couldn't keep her; He put her in a pumpkin shell, And there he kept her very well.
A merry melody caught the attention of Erin and Mother Goose. Everyone was skipping in a circle and playing ring around the rosies. "Come on, let's join the fun!" giggled Erin. So, Mother Goose and Erin played until they all fell down.
Ring Around The Rosies, A pocket full of posies. Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down.
Erin turned around and heard the tic-toc, tic-toc of hickory, dickory, dock. "I see a giant clock with a happy face," announced Erin. The clock struck one and a small, grey mouse ran down. Erin remarked, "Gee whiz, it's getting late. I must return to my home in Duleek. Clare and Suzie will be worried."
Hickory, Dickory, Dock, The mouse ran up the clock; The clock struck one, The mouse ran down, Hickory, dickory, dock.
Erin told Mother Goose, "Twinkle, twinkle little star will guide us to your home." Mother Goose thanked Erin for helping her return home. Erin waved good-bye and promised to visit Mother Goose again.Erin thought, "I can't wait to tell Clare and Suzie about my wonderful adventure."
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.