“Old King Cole”

  1. A nursery rhyme. Its first stanza reads:

    Old King Cole was a merry old soul,

    And a merry old soul was he;

    He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl,

    And he called for his fiddlers three.

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Example Sentences

Old King Cole will come and bring his fiddlers three to play for the young folks who dance.

I have heard him singing “Old King Cole” and half a dozen more songs, all mixed up in a heap, after a hunt-supper.

In fact, Lear might begin like an old King Cole, "a merry old soul," a "jolly old cock!"

"Ladies in the center, as for the quadrille figure," called Old King Cole, who acted as master of ceremonies.

Beside it was a celluloid rhinoceros; tight in his hand a torn picture of Old King Cole.


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