“Hey Diddle Diddle”, “The Cat and the Fiddle” or “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” are all different titles of the same song and they are part of its lyrics.
This traditional nursery rhyme dates back to the 18th century England. We don’t know the exact origins of ”Hey Diddle Diddle” but the first known version of the song was published in 1765 under the title “High Diddle Diddle”.
It is impossible to determine the exact meaning or origin of the term “diddle”. The expression “hey diddle diddle” was found in some Shakespeare’s works, and there is a connection of it with “hey nonny no” used in old English folk songs.
The lyrics of this song are very imaginative and hilarious, having a very positive impact over the children: It will make them laugh a lot and will also stimulate their imagination.
“Hey Diddle Diddle” Lyrics
Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little Dog laughed to see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon