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The Old Woman from France
There came an old woman from France
Who taught grown-up children to dance;
But they were so stiff,
She sent them home in a sniff,
This sprightly old woman from France.
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What Might Have Been
The little birds are singing
Above their speckled eggs,
The daddy long-legs talks about
His children's lovely legs.
The red cow thinks her little calf
The best that there can be,
And my papa and my mamma
Are very proud of me!
And yet I might have been a bird,
And slept within a nest,
Or been a daddy-long-legs,
With scarcely any chest.
Or been a little calf or pig,
And grown to beef or ham;
I'm very, very, very glad
That I am what I am!
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).