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Thread #101803   Message #2057869
Posted By: Little Robyn
21-May-07 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon..
Subject: RE: Nursery Rhyme - The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon..
Both sport and fun were heard in NZ.
This makes sense:

Hey Diddle Diddle may have originated from Bolton Abbey.
Certainly there was a Prior Moone and a family named Hey here. Legend has it that Prior Moone was "diddled" (robbed) over the sale of some cows by a local family called Hey, and the dog, for which there are two, one sitting on each side of the tower that Prior Moone was having built, are indeed laughing.
Robyn