Nursery Rhymes - History, Origins and Meanings of Lyrics

 The origins of nursery rhymes and childrens songs are often associated with historical happenings such as political or significant events. However in many cases these origins and meanings have been lost through the generations. In other cases the origins of these songs is not clear and is continually debated. Here at LanternTree we are continually collecting and expanding the list of origins and meanings for individual nursery rhymes. If you have additional information to add to this catalogue of Nursery Rhymes history, origins and meanings then please share using the contact form

Nursery Rhymes and Chlidrens Songs with History, Origins or Meanings

A Candle (Little Nanny Etticote)
Christmas is Coming
Cry Baby Buntin
Hey Diddle Diddle
Horsey Horsey
Humpty Dumpty
Incy Wincy Spider
Jack Be Nimble
Little Bo Peep
Little Boy Blue
Little Jack Horner
London's burning
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Ring a Ring of Roses
Robin Red Breast
Rock a Bye Baby
See Saw Marjory Daw
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Star Light
The Lion and The Unicorn
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
There was a Crooked Man
Thirty Days hath September


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About Nursery Rhymes

 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

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 Baby and Pregnancy

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