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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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Three Little Kitten
Three little kittens they lost their mittens, and they began to cry,
Oh mother dear, we sadly fear that we have lost our mittens.
What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.
Meeow, meeow, meeow, now we shall have no pie.
The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh mother dear, see here, see here
For we have found our mittens.
Put on your mittens, you silly kittens
And you shall have some pie
Meeow, meeow, meeow,
Now let us have some pie.
The three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie,
Oh mother dear, we greatly fear
That we have soiled our mittens.
What! soiled you mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then they began to cry, Meeow, meeow, meeow
Then they began to sigh.
The three little kittens they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry,
Oh mother dear, do you not hear
That we have washed our mittens.
What! washed your mittens, you are good kittens.
But I smell a rat close by,
Meeow, meeow, meeow we smell a rat close by
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).