If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land
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“If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land,” Friend, June 1971, 26–27

If I Were in Nursery Rhyme Land

This is a double puzzle. First there are some verses for you to rhyme. The words to fit the blank spaces are in the column [below]. There are extra words, so be careful. Second, different nursery rhymes are mentioned in these verses. Can you identify and say each one?

If I were the King

With the merry old _____,

I’d buy Simple Simon

A new fishing _____.

If I were Jack Horner

And had a plum _____,

I’d call Jack-a-Dandy

To see if he’d _____.

If I were a blackbird

That sat on a _____,

I’d not miss that tumble

Of poor Jack and _____.

If I were Down Dilly

And wore a green _____,

I’d ride a Cock Horse

To Banbury _____.

If I were the piggie

That had some roast _____,

I’d give Mother Hubbard

And her dog _____.

If I were the fair queen

Who ate honeyed _____,

I’d not be the Heart Queen

Who made tarts so _____.

night

bread

shoe

Jill

hill

red

sky

pole

belief

relief

pie

day

town

gown

wife

soul

beef

buy