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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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The King Of Clubs
The King of Clubs he often drubs
His loving queen and wife.
The Queen of Clubs returns his snubs,
And all is noise and strife.
The Knave of Clubs gives winks and rubs,
And swears he'll take her part!
For when our kings will do such things
They should be made to smart.
The Diamond King I fain would sing,
And likewise his fair queen,
But that the knave, a haughty slave,
Must needs step in between.
"Good Diamond King, with hempen string
This haughty knave destroy!
Then may your queen, with mind serene,
Your royal love enjoy."
The King of Spades he kissed the maids,
Which grieved the queen full sore;
The Queen of Spades she beat those maids
And turned them out of door.
The Knave of Spades grieved for those jades,
And did for them implore;
The queen so gent, she did relent,
And vowed she'd strike no more.
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).