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The Man in the Wilderness
The man in the wilderness asked of me
How many strawberries grew in the sea.
I answered him as I thought good:
As many as red herrings grow in the wood.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
As I Was Going Up A Hill
As I was going up the hill
I met with Jack the Piper,
And all the tunes that he could play
Was 'Tie up your petticoats tighter.'
I tied them once, I tied them twice,
I tied them three times over,
And all the songs that he could sing
Was 'Carry me safe to Dover.'
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).