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Elizabeth Elspeth Betsey and Bess
Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsey, and Bess,
They all went together,
To seek a bird's nest;
They found a bird's nest,
With five eggs in,
They all took one,
And left four in.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Ho, pretty bee, did you see my croodlin' doo?
Ho, little lamb, is she junkin' on the lea?
Ho, bonnie fairy, bring my dearie back to me--
Got a lump o' sugar an' a posie for you,
Only bring me back my wee, wee croodlin' doo!
Why! here you are, my little croodlin' doo!
Looked in er cradle, but didn't find you there--
Looked f'r my wee, wee croodlin' doo ever'where;
Be'n kind lonesome all er day withouten you--
Where you be'n, my teeny, wee, wee croodlin' doo?
Now you go balow, my little croodlin' doo;
Now you go rockaby ever so far,--
Rockaby, rockaby up to the star
That's winkin' an' blinkin' an' singin' to you,
As you go balow, my wee, wee croodlin' doo!
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).