It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of Hickory, dickory, dock. The mouse ran up the clock.
Hickory dickery dock The clock struck one, The mouse ran down, Hickory, dickory, dock. Other variants include "down the mouse ran"  or "down the mouse run"  or "and down he ran" or "and down he run" in place of "the mouse ran down".
The earliest recorded version Hickory dickery dock the Hickory dickery dock is in Tommy Thumb's Vock Song Bookpublished in London in aboutwhich uses the opening line: The rhyme is thought by some commentators to have originated as a counting-out rhyme. I want an asian woman rhyme is thought to have been based on the astronomical clock at Exeter Cathedral.
The clock has a small hole in the door below the face for the resident cat to hunt mice.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes 2nd ed. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 November Richard Surman.
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