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Cat Ate the Dumplings
Pussy-cat ate the dumplings,
Pussy-cat ate the dumplings!
Mamma stood by ,and cried Oh fie!
Why did you eat the dumplings?
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
A Strange Thing
I know a little girl called Ruth,
With laughing eyes blue as the sky.
Alas S She never tells the truth,
And yet she never told a lie.
But if you ask what is the cause
Of this strange thing. I quickly say--
She cannot talk at all because
She's only one year old to-day.
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).