Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
The Old Woman Must Stand
The old woman must stand
At the tub, tub, tub,
The dirty clothes
To rub, rub, rub.
But when they are clean
And fit to be seen,
She'll dress like a lady
And dance on the green.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
You See Merry Phyllis
You see merry Phyllis, that dear little maid,
Has invited Belinda to tea.
Her nice little garden is shaded by trees;
What pleasanter place could there be?
There's a cake full of plums, there are strawberries too,
And the table is set on the green.
I'm fond of a carpet all daisies and grass
Could a prettier picture be seen?
A blackbird (yes, blackbirds delight in warm weather)
Is flitting from yonder high spray.
He sees the little ones talking together;
No wonder the blackbird is gay.
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).