Jack be Nimble

Jack be Nimble

Jack, be nimble,
Jack, be quick,
Jack, jump over
The candlestick.

Jack jumped high
Jack jumped low
Jack jumped over
and burned his toe.


From the early to mid 19th century, this rhyme is a telling of a practice from that era of jumping over a candle. Good fortune was to shine on you if you jumped over the candle without extinguishing the flame.

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