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Dr Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Brian O'LILin had no breeches to wear,
So he bought him a sheepskin and made him a pair
With the skinny side out and the woolly side in;
"Ah, ha, that is warm!" said Brian O'Lin.
Brian O'Lin and his wife and wife's mother
They all went over a bridge together;
The bridge was broken and they all fell in.
"Mischief take all!" quoth Brian O'Lin.
Origins of Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Words
Nursery Rhyme lyrics have many different origins and meanings. In most cases the meanings behind nursery rhyme lyrics cannot be verified. A few examples of some more well know nursery rhyme lyrics and their possible meanings are; ‘Baa, Baa, Black sheep’ was thought to originate from the medieval taxes, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ was thought to be a cannon used in the English civil war and ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ was thought to be related to the burial of children in foundations or Vikings burning wooden bridges. Whatever the meaning behind Nursery Rhyme Lyrics we have enjoyed them in our own childhood along with sharing them with our own children (and it is amazing after many years how quickly the Lyrics to nursery rhymes can still be remembered).