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Old Adam Brown
Old Abram Brown is dead and gone,
You'll never see him more;
He used to wear a long brown coat
That buttoned down before.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Merrily the breezes blow!
(We're in Wonderland, you know.)
Merrily the hoops are spinning!
(Hats, are they? well, it's no matter;
All the better for the hatter.)
Can you tell me which is winning?
Red or blue? I wager red.
Ladies first! But Master Ned
Won't be far behind Miss Alice.
When the pretty race is run,
They'll put on their hoops what fun!
And go home to Wonder Place!
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).