Lucy Locket Lost Her Pocket

Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
Kitty Fisher found it;
There was not a penny in it,
Only ribbon round it.

Lucy Locket Lost Her Pocket

The nursery rhyme Lucy Locket was composed in the 18th century about the famous British courtesan Cathrine Maria Ficher (1741-1767). The pocket that the protagonist lost refers to the money purse that ladies wore at their waist at that time.

The verse was first printed in 1842 but was widely used both in Britain and America long before that.