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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
There Was A Little Girl
There was a little girl
And she had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good
She was very, very good,
But when she was bad she was horrid.
One day she went upstairs
When her parents, unawares,
In the kitchen were occupied with meals.
And she stood upon her head
In her little truckle-bed,
And then began hooraying with her heels.
Her mother heard the noise,
And she thought it was the boys
A-playing at a combat in the attic.
But when she climbed the stair,
And found Jemima there,
She took and she did spank her most emphatic.
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).