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The first version of the To Market, To Market nursery rhyme appeared in 1611 but this is a more common complete text:
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
A Lori Mitchell design for ESC. Lori Mitchell displays the rural tradition of going to market to purchase agricultural produce, fowl and livestock. The To Market, To Market nursery rhyme has origins dating back to 1611. In this folk art figure, Lori Mitchell shows a young boy riding a spotted pig while carrying a knapsack on his way from market. Lori Mitchell's version would be perfect to pair with all her nursery rhyme figures. Start a collection of these nursery rhyme figures for yourself or to gift to a young child!