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This is the way the Ladies Ride

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History

 

We have placed this Nursery Rhyme 'This is the way the ladies ride' in our category Lost Origins of an Old Nursery Rhyme. However, we have received the following anecdote from Kitty O'Connor which we hope will interest our visitors.

"This is the way the Ladies ride' was always a favourite in my house, as when the kids were younger my mum, of Irish/English descent, would have one of us on her knees and would sing and bounce us along to this rhythm of the rhyme"

This is the way the ladies ride-
Primmy, Primmy (sedate bouncing)

This is the way the gentlemen ride-
Jimmy, Jimmy (stronger but still well-ordered bouncing)

And this is the way the butcher boy rides!
Obbly-oi, obbly-oi, obbly-oi! (mad-cap bouncing and many shrieks of delight)

 
 
 

This is the way the ladies ride

 
 
 

This is the way the Ladies Ride
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

This is the way the ladies ride:
Tri, tre, tre, tree,
Tri, tre, tre, tree!
This is the way the ladies ride:
Tri, tre, tre, tree, tri-tre-tre-tree!

This is the way the gentlemen ride:
Gallop-a-trot,
Gallop-a-trot!
This is the way the gentlemen ride:
Gallop-a-gallop-a-trot!

This is the way the farmers ride:
Hobbledy-hoy,
Hobbledy-hoy!
This is the way the farmers ride:
Hobbledy hobbledy-hoy!
And down into a Ditch!

This is the way the Ladies Ride
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 

Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location

 

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