Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheefully he seems to grin!
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Three Spaniards dwell on Hampstead Heath:
One has a scowl and a knife in a sheath,
One twangs a guitar in the bright moonlight,
One chases a bull round a bush all night.
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).