Pop Goes the Weasel
Pop Goes the Weasel is an English nursery rhyme that accompanied a song and dance. It is mentioned in publications as early as 1853. Nobody really know what the song is about due to the odd lyrics. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 5249.
The Softoy (A8)
King's Quest: Quest For the Crown (DOS)
When you play the fiddle you will hear the Pop Goes the Weasel. It is Sound.008 in the game's data files.
The Three Stooges (DOS)
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64)
The Three Stooges (NES)
Fisher Price: I Can Remember (NES)
Fisher Price: Perfect Fit (NES)
Like most nursery rhymes, they lyrics to Pop Goes the Weasel have evolved over the ages. Here are some of the more interesting lyrics.
Up and down the City Road In and out the Eagle That's the way the money goes Pop! goes the weasel.
All around the cobbler's house, The monkey chased the people. And after them in double haste, Pop! goes the weasel.
Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle. That's the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel. Every night when I get home The monkey's on the table, Take a stick and knock it off, Pop! goes the weasel.
All around the mulberry bush or cobbler's bench The monkey chased the weasel; The monkey thought 'twas all in fun or 'twas all in good sport or that it was a joke Pop! goes the weasel. A penny for a spool of thread, A penny for a needle— That's the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel. Jimmy's got the whooping cough And Timmy's got the measles That's the way the story goes Pop! goes the weasel.