As I was going to St Ives
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"As I was going to St Ives" is a traditional English-language nursery rhyme in the form of a riddle. The earliest known published version of it comes from a manuscript dated to around 1730.
A riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved.
Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on punning in either the question or the answer.