Amidst the detritus of old amplifiers, beaten up electric guitars and drum kits was a tatty white plastic bag.
Then tatty sat down and wept; then a three-legged stool said: "tatty, why do you weep?"
Then tatty sat down and wept, and a three-legged stool said: "tatty, why do you weep?"
"Titty Mouse and tatty Mouse" also ends in a universal calamity which seems to arise from a cause of no great importance.
Titty and tatty are among the many rhyming compounds of which the meaning is no longer clear.
Titty Mouse went a-gleaning, and tatty Mouse went a-gleaning.
Titty Mouse gleaned an ear of corn, and tatty Mouse gleaned an ear of corn.
But when Titty went to put hers in, the pot tumbled over, and scalded her to death, and tatty sat down and wept.
[1960s+ Baseball; perhaps fr earlier Negro League use revived by George ''Boomer'' Scott when he joined the Boston Red Sox in 1966]