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Woman Who Lived Under a Hill
There was an old woman
Lived under a hill,
And if she's not gone
She lives there still.
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In The Firelight
The fire upon the hearth is low,
And there is stillness everywhere,
And, like wing'd spirits, here and there
The firelight shadows fluttering go.
And as the shadows round me creep,
A childish treble breaks the gloom,
And softly from a further room
Comes: "Now I lay me down to sleep."
And, somehow, with that little pray'r
And that sweet treble in my ears,
My thought goes back to distant years,
And lingers with a dear one there:
And as I hear my child's amen,
My mother's faith comes back to me--
Crouched at her side I seem to be,
And mother holds my hands again.
Oh, for an hour in that dear place--
Oh, for the peace of that dear time--
Oh, for that childish trust sublime--
Oh, for a glimpse of mother's face!
Yet, as the shadows round me creep,
I do not seem to be alone--
Sweet magic of that treble tone
And "Now I lay me down to sleep!"
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).