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Higglety Pigglety Pop, an Illustrated and Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

Posted on: September 8, 2016

I saw this illustration of HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP in Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes (1977) and, thanks to the engagingly hilarious nonsense lyrics and gorgeous and amusing picture, I instantly wanted to sing it for kids.  Reading the lyrics it was easy to match them up with the same tune as HICKORY DICKORY DOCK.

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Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Traditional Rhyme
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone

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Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, w chords) bw
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Higglety pigglety pop w chords in D bw

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Higglety pigglety pop no chords bw


Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, no chords) bw
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Higglety pigglety pop no chords bw

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higglety-pigglety-pop-no-chords
Higglety Pigglety Pop (for SBWE, no chords)
Traditional Words
Sing to the Tune of Hickory Dickory Dock
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
higglety-pigglety-pop-no-chords

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INTERESTING INFO

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This post gives and author for the rhyme and some interesting info on the benefits of kids knowing rhymes when they come to school:
https://debbiediller.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/poetry-friday-higglety-pigglety-pop/

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This post gives some interesting history on the origin of the rhyme:
http://alina_stefanescu.typepad.com/_patrick_and_alina_weddin/2011/09/a-lesson-in-nursery-rhymes.html

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Higgelty Piggelty Pop! (or There Must be More to Life)
Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak

This book takes the rhyme as inspiration for a story.  It doesn’t illustrate the short rhyme, but makes a story of it’s characters.

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A movie was made of it.
higgelty sendak movie
Higgelty Piggelty Pop! (or There Must be More to Life), the Movie

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Link to the wiki about the movie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higglety_Pigglety_Pop!_or_There_Must_Be_More_to_Life

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You can see a blurry version of the movie on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rMTgmbHltk

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Related Posts

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JANET AND ANNE GRAHAME JOHNSTONE
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JANET AND ANNE GRAHAME JOHNSTONE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/the-singable-picture-books-of-janet-and-anne-grahame-johnstone/

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-mother-goose-nursery-rhymes/

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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES FOR SBWE
A compilation of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme titles linked to posts about the rhymes so you can learn more and sing along
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/nursery-rhymes-and-mother-goose-for-sbwe/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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