There Was a Crooked Man

History repeats and repeats and repeats.

Even Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a story about him!

 

The rhyme was first recorded by James Orchard Halliwell in 1842:

There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
                                                         He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
      He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
                                       And they all liv’d together in a little crooked house.

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