Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater | Lyrics and Sheet Music

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell
& there he kept her very well.

The Little Mother Goose (1912) published this version of the rhyme:

Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater;
Had a wife, and couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater;
Had another and didn’t love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well.

Sheet Music

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The Fantastic Big Book of Children’s Songs
Piano/Vocal/Chords Songbook (Arrangements for piano and voice with guitar chords). 240 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (311062)

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