Tweedledum and TweedledeeEdit

Tweedledum and Tweedledee are fictional characters in an English language nursery rhyme and in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Their names may have originally come from an epigram written by poet John Byrom. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19800



  • Tweedledum:fat twin brother of Tweedledee, dressed as a schoolboy. With his brother he shows Alice the sleeping Red King and tells her about the Walrus and the Carpenter. The brothers are rather affectionate with one another, but don't hesitate to fight over insignificant matters. They are also cowardly.
  • Tweedledee:at twin brother of Tweedledum, dressed as a schoolboy. He broke his brother’s rattle and they decide to fight over it.

Nursery Rhyme LyricsEdit

   "Tweedledum and Tweedledee
   Agreed to have a battle;
   For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
   Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
   Just then flew down a monstrous crow,
   As black as a tar-barrel;
   Which frightened both the heroes so,
   They quite forgot their quarrel."
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