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A Short Sweet Tale

Peter Pratt was so very very fat,
A fat fat boy was Peter,
He washed his face in a sugar basin,
To make his manners sweeter.

He thought it funny to swallow honey.
And treacle he loved to lick,
Hark! what a warning!—One dreadful morning
He changed into a sugar stick.

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Mistress Mary

I'm a puppy, as you see,
and this is Mistress Mary,
She is exceedingly fond of me,
in a manner most contrary.
For whenever I want to walk,
she insists that I must lie bye,
And wraps me up tight in her pinny white
and tells me to go to by-by!

O Mistress Mary,
Why are you so contrary?
If you love me true,
As you say you do,
Why are you so contrary?

But when ever I want to sleep,
and the weather is cold and icy,
And basket and rug are warm and snug
and the fire is nicy-picy.
She takes me out, though I say "no-no,"
down to the frozen river,
And tells me to slide for an hour or so,
and watches me shake and shiver.

O Mistress Mary,
Why are you so contrary?
If you love me true,
As you say you do,
Why are you so contrary?

Fido's ill, he's got a cold,
This is how ‘twas caught.
I'm told.


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).

 

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About Nursery Rhymes

 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

Baby and Pregnancy

 Baby and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a nerve racking and exhausting period of your life. In this time a woman’s body will go through many changes that you need to cope with while the parents to be are anticipating a monumental change in their life once the little one arrives.

 
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