A nursery rhyme:
Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
I confess that I am not quite clear about the first words, "hey diddle diddle!"
The pictures to hey diddle diddle are instinct with joyousness.
hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, and all that kind of thing.
Disputes were now hourly occurring; and it was "now you're vexed," and "hey diddle diddle," from morning till night.
I wish I could think of something else, but there's nothing will come into my head but hey diddle diddle!
“hey diddle diddle,” broke in Amesbury, who had not for a moment lost his temper, and who fairly oozed good humor.