The rhyme Humpty Dumpty is one of the best known in the English language. Humpty Dumpty is a character typically portrayed as a personified egg. The first recorded version of the rhyme was published in Samuel Arnold’s Juvenile Amusements in 1797 and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott’s National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs. The character of Humpty Dumpty has become very famous and has appeared in many works of literature and popular culture.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.
Humpty Dumpty était assis sur un mur,
Humpty Dumpty fit une grosse chute.
Tous les cavaliers et tous les hommes du roi
Ne parvinrent pas à recoller Humpty Dumpty.