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Simple Simon is a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme that first appeared in Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm. It is a tune of "Yankee Doodle" and the Barney theme song for the opening of Barney and Friends.


Simple Simon met a pieman

going to the fair.

Says Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Let me taste your ware"

Says the pieman to Simple Simon,

"Show me first your penny"

Says Simple Simon to the pieman,

"Deed, I have not any"

Simple Simon went a-fishing

for to catch a whale.

All the water he could find

was in his mother's pail.

Simple Simon went to look

if plums grew on a thistle.

He pricked his finger very much

which made poor Simon whistle.

He went to catch a dicky bird

and thought he could not fail

because he had a little salt

to put upon its tail.

He went for water with a cup,

but somehow it stayed dry,

and now poor Simple Simon

bids you all good-bye!

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Used In...

  1. Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm
  2. Barney's Rockin' Rhyme Time (Video Featured: Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm)
  3. Mother Goose Collection (Video Featured: Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm)