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The House That Jack Built


This is the house that Jack built!
This is the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat that killed the rat
That ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cock that crowed in the morn
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the farmer sowing his corn
That kept the cock that crowed in the morn
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That killed the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built!


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History:

A children's script "spoof" of the verse called The House that Crack Built, shows drug lords in Colombia making fissure and its consequence on folk. It follows the same format of repetitive lyrics as the new verse. A video ad for a fiscal foundation had a variation on this poem, using an unconventional significance of "jack", a lingo condition for "money. General Electric, which saw a resurgence under Jack Welch, has often been referred to as "The House that Jack Built. The word stories in 2006 about the shaded transaction of lobbyist Jack Abramoff led to editorials about "the home that Jack built. "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin had a Top 10 pop and R&B strike unmarried with "The House That Jack Built" (not an edition of the verse) in 1968 UK Singer Tracie had a strike unmarried with "The House That Jack Built" (not an edition of the verse) in 1983. One of the "Political Miscellanies" associated with the Rolliad was "This is the House that George built", referring to George Nugent Grenville, Marquess of Buckingham who had briefly supported William Pitt the Younger into regime before resigning from agency.