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The Horse Shoe
"Good Mister Smith, I've come to you,
Because my horse has lost his shoe."
"Pray, sir, how did he do it?"
"Why, riding with the hounds one day,
He kicked in such a vicious way,
That then I think he threw it."
"For ever since he's been quite lame,
So broken-spirited and tame,
He scarce can whisk his tail."
"Well, Master John, I can't refuse,
I'll make your horse some strong new shoes,
First let me drive this nail."
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
The Girl and the Birds
When I was a little girl, about seven years old,
I hadn't got a petticoat, to cover me from the cold.
So I went into Darlington, that pretty little town,
And there I bought a petticoat, a cloak, and a gown.
I went into the woods and built me a kirk,
And all the birds of the air, they helped me to work.
The hawk with his long claws pulled down the stone,
The dove with her rough bill brought me them home.
The parrot was the clergyman, the peacock was the clerk,
The bullfinch played the organ, -- we made merry work.
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).