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My Mother Said Never Play With Gipsies
My Mother said, I never should
Play with the gipsies in the wood;
If I did, she would say,
You naughty girl to disobey.
Your hair shan't curl and your shoes shan't shine,
You gipsy girl, you shan't be mine.
And my father said that if I did
He'd rap my head with the teapot-lid.
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Bread And Milk
Oh, whether in a mug
Or a little china jug,
There's nothing in the world so nice as milk:
When you've got an appetite
It makes your eyes so bright
And little cheeks as soft as any silk!
I've heard it also said,
Nothing's half so good as bread,
If hungry you should ever chance to be;
The miller grinds the corn,
And the baker every morn
Bakes crusty loaves to sell to you and me!
And if you ever wish
For a lovely kind of dish,
To set before me on the breakfast-table,
A basin and a spoon
Some bread-and -milk, and soon
I'll eat it up as fast as I am able!
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).