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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket

There was an old woman tossed up in a basket
Ninety-nine times as high as the moon.
What she did there I could not but ask it
For in each hand she carried a broom.

'Old woman, old woman, old woman,' said I
'Where are you going to up so high?'
'To sweep the cobwebs from the sky
And you may come with me if you can fly.'

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Who killed Cock Robin

Who killed Cock Robin?
'I', said the Sparrow,
'With my bow and arrow.
I killed Cock Robin.'

Who saw him die?
'I', said the Fly,
'With my little eye,
I saw him die.'

Who caught his blood?
'I', said the Fish,
'With my little dish,
I caught his blood.'

Who'll make the shroud?
'I', said the Beetle,
'With my thread and my needle,
I'll make the shroud.'

Who'll dig his grave?
'I', said the Owl,
'With my pick and shovel,
I'll dig his grave.'

Who'll be the parson?
'I', said the Rook,
'With my little book,
I'll be the parson.'

Who'll be the clerk?
'I' said the Lark,
'If it's not in the dark,
I'll be the clerk.'

Who'll carry the link?
'I', said the Linnet,
'I'll fetch it in a minute,
I'll carry the link.'

Who'll be chief mourner?
'I', said the Dove,
'I mourn for my love,
I'll be chief mourner.'

Who'll carry the coffin?
'I', said the Kite,
'If it's not through the night,
I'll carry the coffin.'

Who'll bear the pall?
'We', said the Wren,
Both the cock and the hen,
'We'll bear the pall.'

Who'll sing a psalm?
'I', said the Thrush,
As she sat on a bush,
'I'll sing a psalm.'

Who'll toll the bell?
'I', said the Bull,
'Because I can pull,
I'll toll the bell.'

All the birds of the air,
Fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,
When they heard the bell toll,
For poor Cock Robin.

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).


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About Nursery Rhymes

 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

Baby and Pregnancy

 Baby and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a nerve racking and exhausting period of your life. In this time a woman’s body will go through many changes that you need to cope with while the parents to be are anticipating a monumental change in their life once the little one arrives.

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