The old man is snoring
He bumped his head
And went to bed
And couldn't get up in the morning...
That's how the song goes, right? But, when I was a kid, I distinctly remember someone teaching me to sing it as "he bumped his head/ and woke up dead/ and couldn't get up in the morning..." Well, of course he couldn't get up in the morning. He was dead, silly! I recently brought this up with my mother and she said that it must have come from my father. I don't know. I still have trouble singing it properly.