English rhymes from alphabet G
It is one of the truly historical nursery rhymes dealing with child poverty and child labor. It refers to the time when most children had to work "Those who would eat must work" and there was little time for play.
It is a popular traditional rhyme, but it is still popular. It is used in many preschools in UK and the USA. The origins of the lyrics to "Georgie Porgie" are English and refer to the courtier George Villiers.