Simple Simon
Simple Simon 1 - WW Denslow - Project Gutenberg etext 18546

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Simple Simon is a popular English language nursery rhyme.

The rhyme is as follows:

Simple Simon met a pieman,
Going to the fair;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Let me taste your ware.
Simple Simon
Says the pieman to Simple Simon,
Show me first your penny;
Says Simple Simon to the pieman,
Indeed I have not any.
Simple Simon went a-fishing,
For to catch a whale;
All the water he had got,
Was in his mother's pail.
Simple Simon, by G. J. Pinwell
Simple Simon went to look
If plums grew on a thistle;
He pricked his fingers very much,
Which made poor Simon whistle.

Public Domain Comic Appearances

  • Smash Comics #1
  • The Spirit Section #12/22/1940
  • Star Comics vol. 1 #11
  • Four Color #59,68, 90, 103, 126, 172, 201, 253
  • Doll Man #7
  • Plastic Man #6
Simple Simon St. Nicholas

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