Cackle Cackle Mother Goose
The old nursery rhyme ‘Cackle Cackle Mother Goose’ clearly describes to a child the various usages that a goose has to offer. The phrase ‘Mother Goose’ probably originates from the 1600’s – which coincide with the era of the great witch hunts.
Comparisons can be made between Mother Goose the popular conception of a witch during this period! The old illustration below of Mother Goose depicts an old crone, or witch, flying on a goose (instead of a broomstick). The first line of the Nursery Rhyme is ‘Cackle Cackle Mother Goose’ – descriptions of witches generally include reference to her ‘cackle’. This word originally described the noise that a goose would make.
“Cackle Cackle Mother Goose” Lyrics
Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose,
Have you any feathers loose?
Truly have I, pretty fellow,
Half enough to fill a pillow.
Here are quills, take one or two,
And down to make a bed for you.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) based on “Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose”
Answer : The figure of Mother Goose is depicted as a witch in the story. Portraits of Mother Goose began to depict her as an old woman with a strong chin, who wears a long pointed hat and flies on a swan.
Answer : The story tells how Mother Goose will be evicted from her land because Mother Goose could not pay the rent to the landlords. To help him a Priscilla Hans comes from fairy land. Mother Goose falls in love with her as a friend, unaware that Priscilla Hans has been sent by fairy to help her, which lays golden eggs, and Mother Goose is prosperous.
Answer : The Mother Goose is a very popular old rhyme.
Answer : The rhyme was originated in 1600.
Answer : Priscilla Hans will produce this Cackle sound.