# Eeper Weeper

year late 19th early 20th century origin England

# Lyrics

Eeper Weeper, chimney sweeper,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her.
Had another, didn't love her,
Up the chimney he did shove her.

# History and Meaning

The nursery rhyme "Eeper Weeper" has been in use in its current form since at least the first decade of the 20th century, according to the research of Iona and Peter Opie.

If it sounds familiar, it probably due to its similarity with "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater". It is believed that both are based on the same origin, a verse found in 1868 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

This version was titled "Peter, my neeper":

Peter, my neeper,
Had a wife,
And he couidna' keep her,
He pat her i' the wa',
And lat a' the mice eat her.

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