This to his own horse and off he would go, humming some ditty to the lazy hobble of his nag.
That is not in the tone of the ditty sung by the Tripe Skewer.
What business had Jack Turner to be singing that ditty under his window?
And thereupon he began a ditty he had composed during the war.
You and a million others recite that ditty, or variations of it every day of the week.