Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
The huntsmen rides a black horse,
The soldier rides a grey horse;
To plough and sow and reap and mow,
To come and go,
And "Whoop! "and "Wo!"
I'll buy a bonny bay horse.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
A Pinch of Salt
A little boy said to a bird,
"Is it quite true what I have heard--
A pinch of salt upon your tail,
And I shall catch you without fail?"
The little bird said to the boy
"Salt is the right thing to employ.
A pinch of salt will never fail.
But first of all, please--catch any tail!"
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).