Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
A tortoise is a silly thing
We know for we've got two
To eat and sleep the livelong day
Is all they care to do.
And when we tried to make them race
It wasn't any fun
They tucked their heads inside their shells
And simply wouldn't run
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
The Fair Maid Of May
THE fair maid who the First of May
Goes to the fields at break of day,
And washes in dew from the hawthorn tree,
Will ever after handsome be.
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).