People thinks that this rhyme might be a parody of an ode that was sung in synagogues on the first day of Pentecost that includes, (Nursery Rhymes)
“Could we with ink the ocean fill ……..” and
“And were the skies of parchment made….”
If All the World Were Paper – Nursery Rhymes
If all the world were paper,
And all the sea were ink,
If all the trees were bread and cheese,
What would we have to drink?