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A Jumper Of Ditches
A jumper of ditches,
A leaper of thorns,
A little grey man with
Two leather horns
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
I carry my house wherever I go,
Rent and Taxes I pay none whatever
And I'm perfectly sure, though perhaps I am slow,
There are few other people so clever.
Though I dont a first sight seem to have any eyes,
Or nose, or remarkable feature,
When I put out my horns and swell out my size
You'll confess I'm a beautiful creature.
Like the rest, for my pride, I must pay a high price
And make my self out to thinner,
For if not, a great blackbird swoops down in a trice
And gobbles me up for his dinner.
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).