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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket

[ Roud 1297 ; Ballad Index OO2544 ; trad.]

Tm Hart and Maddy Prior sang There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket in 1981 on Tim Hart and Friends' album My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record. This track was later included on their compilation CD Favourite Nursery Rhymes and Other Children's Songs.

Lyrics

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Ninety-nine times as high as the moon.
What she did there I could not but ask it
For in each hand she carried a broom.

“Old woman, old woman, old woman,” said I
“Where are you going to up so high?”
“To sweep the cobwebs from the sky
And you may come with me if you can fly.”