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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.
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The Dirty Boy
Like every kind of naughty boy,
Annoying others was his joy;
He pulled old Billy's beard one day,
When Billy turned, he ran away.
When Billy butted him behind.
That coward, Peter, howled and whined,
He teased poor patient Neddy, too
Till Neddy though "I'll punish you!"
Up went his heels--a dreadful yell--
And up young Peter went as well!
He went to steal the blackbird's eggs,
Slipped down in fright, and scratched his legs.
In fact, he found out every day,
That teasing others did not pay!
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).