When I was a bachelor, I lived by myself,
and all the meat I got, I put upon the shelf;
the rats and the mice did lead me such a life,
that I went to London to get myself a wife,
the streets were so broad and the lanes were so narrow,
I could not get my wife home without a wheelbarrow;
the wheelbarrow broke, my wife got a fall,
down tumbled wheelbarrow, little wife and all.