Hey Mitchel Diddle, the cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

Mitchel Diddle was a farmer who loved him some spaghetti and meatballs.

Mitchel Diddle also loved mushrooms, but they were expensive at the market, and, heck, he had some of those mushrooms growing on his boxelder tree right behind his house.

One night when his wife was staying with her sister, and Mr. Diddle was alone, he decided to cook himself some spaghetti and meatballs. And he needed mushrooms for that.

So, he went behind his house and picked himself some shrooms. He picked them from the grass next to the tree as he had already picked the Boxelder clean the week before.

His meal was delicious, but after he was all full and ready for the evening news, he saw something that he had never seen before in his life.

His old Betsy had scaled the moon!

He knew that she was a healthy cow for her age, but he was pretty sure that she couldn’t jump that high!

While standin’ their all awestruck, he heard giggling behind him. It was old Roy his huntin’ dog, laughing, like a person!

“What the hell is going on?!” He yelled out.

And when he turned around away from the kitchen window, to walk to the living room to see his evening news, his plate stood right up on edge. It still had noodles and sauce on it! Next, the spoon from his ice cream bowl jumped up on its handle and the two ran right out the front door!

“What a night, Glenis will never believe what happened to me tonight! Oh look, it’s the markets, I wonder what bean prices are.”

And that was the night Mitchel Diddle got the idea for his very own nursery rhyme.

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