Taggy, taggy, rag-man,
Tell us what you've got there in your sack."
"Oh--it's full of rimes and riddles,
Jingles, jokes, and hi-de-diddles--
This bundle that I carry on my back."
"O tell us, funny rag-man,
Grinny, skinny rag-man,
Where did you pick up your funny rimes?"
"Some were dancing with corn-flowers,
Some were hiding in church-towers,
And sprinkled helter-skelter by the chimes."
Nice old taggy rag-man,
Sing us just one jingle, tingle song."
"Why, my dears, I've got a plenty,
Sing you one? I'll sing you twenty--
I've been hoping you would ask me all along."