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.
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How to use “Hey Diddle Diddle” in a sentence
Disputes were now hourly occurring; and it was "now you're vexed," and "hey diddle diddle," from morning till night.Poor Jack | Frederick Marryat
“Hey diddle diddle,” broke in Amesbury, who had not for a moment lost his temper, and who fairly oozed good humor.The Wilderness Castaways | Dillon Wallace
I confess that I am not quite clear about the first words, "Hey diddle diddle!"Uncle Joe's Stories | Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugesson, First Baron Brabourne
"Hey diddle-diddle," she sang in a high, sweet voice, and scratched away on the strings like a player in an orchestra.The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Jr. | David Cory
The pictures to Hey Diddle Diddle are instinct with joyousness.A Mother's List of Books for Children | Gertrude Weld Arnold