1. The Cat and the Fiddle 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.
This rhyme may refer to either one of two possible scandals. The first is the scandalous love affair between Queen Elizabeth I (the cat) and the Earl of Leicester (the dog). The second is the earlier usurpation of the throne by Richard III, who murdered his nephews in the process.