Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
If The Oak Is Out Before The Ash
If the oak is out before the ash,
Then we'll only have a splash;
If the ash is out before the oak,
Then we'll surely a soak.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Oranges and Lemons
Oranges and lemons say the Bells of St. Clement's
You owe me five farthings say the Bells of St. Martin's
When will you pay me? say the Bells of Old Bailey
When I grow rich say the Bells of Shoreditch
When will that be? say the Bells of Stepney
I do not know say the Great Bells of Bow
Here comes a Candle to light you to Bed
Here comes a Chopper to Chop off your Head
Chip chop chip chop - the Last Man's Dead.
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).