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Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence,
a pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty black-birds baked in a pie;
When the pie was open the birds began to sing,
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The King was in his counting-house,
counting out his money;
The Queen was in her parlour eating bread and honey;
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When up came a black-bird and pecked off her nose.
But a little Jenny Wren came and popped it on again.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Gray goose and gander,
Waft your wings together,
And carry the good king's daughter
Over the one-strand river.
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).