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Around the Green Gravel
Around the green gravel the grass grows green,
And all the pretty maids are plain to be seen;
Wash them with milk, and clothe them with silk,
And write their names with a pen and ink.
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To My Name-Child
Some day soon this rhyming volume,
if you learn with proper speed,
Little Louis Sanchez, will be given you to read.
Then you shall discover,
that your name was printed down
By the English printers, long before, in London town.
In the great and busy city where
the East and West are met,
All the little letters did the English printer set;
While you thought of nothing,
and were still too young to play,
Foreign people thought of you in places far away.
Ay, and when you slept,
a baby, over all the English lands
Other little children took the volume in their hands;
Other children questioned,
in their homes across the seas:
Who was little Louis, won't you tell us, mother, please?
Now that you have spelt your lesson,
lay it down and go and play,
Seeking shells and seaweed on the sands of Monterey,
Watching all the mighty whalebones,
lying buried by the breeze,
Tiny sandy-pipers, and the huge Pacific seas.
And remember in
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).