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When Daisies Pied and Violets Blue
When daisies pied, and violets blue,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue:
And lady-smocks all silver white,
Do paint the meadow with delight.
The cuckoo then on every tree,
Mocks married men, for this sings he,
Cuckoo; cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear,
Appeasing to a married ear.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Baby, baby, naughty baby,
Hush, you squalling thing, I say.
Peace this moment, peace, or maybe
Bonaparte will pass this way.
Baby, baby, he's a giant,
Tall and black as Rouen steeple,
And he breakfasts, dines, rely on't,
Every day on naughty people.
Baby, baby, if he hears you,
As he gallops past the house,
Limb from limb at once he'll tear you,
Just as pussy tears a mouse.
And he'll beat you, beat you, beat you,
And he'll beat you all to pap,
And he'll eat you, eat you, eat you,
Every morsel snap, snap, snap.
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).