Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
Rub a Dub Dub
Rub a dub dub,
Three men in a tub;
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
Turn 'em out, knaves all three!
Three men in a tub,
And how do you think they got there?
They all jumped out of a rotten potato,
'Twas enough to make a man stare.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
A Slippery Gap
As I went up a slippery gap
I met my Uncle Davy,
With timber toes and an iron nose-
Upon my word he would frighten the crows!
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).