Historical Background: "Georgie Porgie" is believed to be about George Villier, the first Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628). Notorious for his affairs and suspicious behavior, he was disliked by most of the court as well as many commoners. Most of his antics were tolerated due to his very intimate friendship and rumored affair with King James I (1586 -- 1625).
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"Georgie Porgie" lyrics: Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry; When the girls came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away.
For those who are more familiar with different lyrics for Georgie Porgie: Multiple versions of Georgie Porgie have been printed since it was first published in the 1840s, with some referring to "boys" and some to "girls" in the third line. You can find several versions of Georgie Porgie and their sources along with many other great nursery rhyme resources on our website listed above. Thanks for watching!
Additional versions: Version 1
Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry; When the girls came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away.
Source: Bullard The Most Popular Mother Goose Songs (1910)
Rowley Powley, pudding and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry; When the girls come out to play, Rowley Powley runs away.