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Humpty Dumpty


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses
and all the King's men
couldn't put Humpty together again

Humpty Dumpty - History, Origin or Meaning of Lyrics

One of the more globally famous rhymes, Humpty Dumpty has many interpretations with regard to its origin and history. Like many other nursery rhymes, this was probably meant as a riddle to describe an egg. However, during the 15th century in England, it is a mock name used for clumsy or fat, bulky people so it could have been used to tease or entertain. Moreover, there are a lot of theories that Humpty Dumpty symbolizes downfall of kings or their enemies. But among all these theories, the most famous is about the 16th century civil war that claims Humpty Dumpty as a canon.

Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

The Little Man Had A Little Gun

There was a little man and he had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead;
He went to the brook and shot a little duck,
And he shot it right through the head, head, head.

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).


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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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