Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems


Old King Cole

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1901
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: W.W. Denslow, ed., Mother Goose (McClure, Phillips and Co., 1901)
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.0
  • Word Count: 86


Old King Cole
  Was a merry old soul,
  And a merry old soul was he;

  He called for his pipe,
  And he called for his bowl,
  And he called for his fiddlers three!

  And every fiddler, he had a fine fiddle,
  And a very fine fiddle had he.
  “Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee,” went the fiddlers.

  Oh, there’s none so rare
  As can compare
  With King Cole and his fiddlers three.