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In Winter When Fields Are White

In winter, when the fields are white,
I sing this song for your delight.
In spring, when woods are getting green,
I'll try and tell you what I mean.

In summer, when the days are long,
Perhaps you'll understand the song.
In autumn, when the leaves are brown,
Take a pen and ink, and write it down.

I sent a message to the fish:
I told them, 'This is what I wish.
The little fishes of the sea,
They sent an answer back to me.

The little fishes' answer was
We cannot do it, Sir, because
I sent to them again to say
'It will be better to obey.'

The fishes answered, with a grin,
Why, what a temper you are in!
I told them once, I told them twice
They would not listen to advice.

I took a kettle large and new,
Fit for the deed I had to do.
My heart went hop, my heart went thump
I filled the kettle at the pump.

Then someone came to me and said,
'The little fishes are in bed.
I said to him, I said it plain,
Then you must wake them up again.

I said it very loud and clear
I went and shouted in his ear.
But he was very stiff and proud
He said You needn't shout so loud!

And he was very proud and stiff
He said I'd go and wake them, if
I took a corkscrew from the shelf
I went to wake them up myself.

And when I found the door was locked,
I pulled and pushed and kicked and knocked.
And when I found the door was shut,
I tried to turn the handle, but .........

Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

Nonsenses

There was an old Man with a beard,
Who said, It is just as I feared!
Two owls and a hen,
Four larks and a wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!

There was an Old lady of Chertsey,
Who made a remarkable curtsey,
She twirled round and round,
Till she sank underground,
Which distressed all the people of Chertsey

There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee;
When they said, Does it buzz?
He replied, Yes, it does!
It's a regular brute of a bee!'

There was an Old Man who said,
How Shall I flee from this horrible cow?
I will sit on this stile,
And continue to smile,
Which may soften the heart of that cow.

There was an Old Man who said, Hush!
I perceive a young bird in this bush!
When they said, Is it small?
He replied, Not at all!
It is four times as big as the bush!

There was an Old Person of Gretna,
Who rushed down the crater of Etna;
when they said, Is it hot?
He replied, No, it's not!
That mendacious Old Person of Gretna.

There is a Young Lady, whose nose
Continually prospers and grows;
when it grew out of sight,
She exclaimed in a fright,
Oh I Farewell to the end of my nose!

There was an Old Man of Dumbree,
Who taught little owls to drink tea;
For he said, To eat mice,
Is not proper or nice,
That amiable Man of Dumbree


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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 Baby and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a nerve racking and exhausting period of your life. In this time a woman’s body will go through many changes that you need to cope with while the parents to be are anticipating a monumental change in their life once the little one arrives.

 
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