“To market, to market” is an old nursery rhyme with origins in English tradition, dating back to the 15th century.

Although its origins could date three centuries before, the rhyme was only published in its compact form in 1805 in the “Songs for the Nursery” collection.

“To market, to market” Lyrics

To market, to market to buy a fat pig;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.

To market, to market, to buy a plum cake;
Home again, home again, market is late.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun;
Home again, home again, market is done.

To market, to market, a gallop a trot,
To buy some meat to put in the pot;
Three pence a quarter, a groat a side,
If it hadn’t been killed it must have died.

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