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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.
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The Two Old Ladies
There was an old lady, all dressed in silk,
Who lived upon lemons and butter-milk;
And, thinking the world was sour old place,
She carried its acid all over her face.
Another old lady ,all sunny and neat,
Who lived upon sugar and every thing sweet,
Exclaimed, when she heard of the trouble "I never!
For the world is so nice I could live on for ever!"
Now, children, take your choice
Of the food your heart shall eat;
There are sourish thoughts, and brim-stone thoughts,
And thoughts all good and sweet.
And what ever the heart feeds on,
Dear children trust to me,
Is precisely what this queer old world
Will seem to you to be.
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).