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What can I buy me with a penny?
There's a lot of drums and Noah's arks,
And clothes for dolls which hav'nt any,
And squeaking cats, and a dog that barks.
What shall I buy me with a penny?
There's a money-box and a Key to lock it,
And tops a few, and soldiers many,
I wish I'd a penny in my pocket.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Hold Fast! Let Go
You must listen to what is said in this game,
and be careful to do exactly the opposite.
Four players stand up,
and each takes hold of one corner of a handkerchief.
A fifth player calls out: "Hold fast!"
and anyone who does not let go will be out;
while, if the order is 'Let go!"
those who fail to hold fast will be out.
The orders must be given rapidly, one after the other,
and someone is sure to make a mistake,
but the last to do so, of course, is the winner.
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).