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You Are Old, Father William

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You Are Old, Father William” is a poem by Lewis Carroll that appears in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is recited by Alice in Chapter 5, “Advice from a Caterpillar”. Alice informs the Caterpillar that she has previously tried to repeat “How Doth the Little Busy Bee” and has had it all come wrong as “How Doth the Little Crocodile“. The Caterpillar asks her to repeat “You Are Old, Father William”, and she recites:

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