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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
The Clockwork Doll
I have a lovely clockwork doll,
That winds up with a key
And when she's wound, she walks along
As stately as can be.
The other toys all envy her
And watch her as she goes
They wish that they had winding keys
And dainty clockwork toes.
One fault she has - she walks too fast
And though I shout - Take care
She spills her eggs, and knocks her head
Against the nursery Chair.
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).