Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
Draw A Pail Of Water
Draw a pail of water
For my lady's daughter;
Her father's a king and her mother's a queen,
Her two little sisters are dressed in green,
Stamping grass and parsley,
Marigold-leaves and daisies.
One rush, two rush!
Pray thee, fine lady, come under my bush.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
A Wise Old Owl
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
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).