“There was a little girl” is a poem and rhyme written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about his little girl, Edith.
Later, the rhyme was also published in “The Little Mother Goose” in 1912; in that version, the first two lines were slightly different:
There was a little girl who wore a little hood,
And a curl down the middle of her forehead;
There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very very good
But when she was bad
She was horrid.