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Winter

Cold and raw the north wind does blow,
Bleak in the morning early;
All the hills are covered with snow,
And winter's now come fairly.

Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble!
Jack be quick!
Jack jump over the candle stick

 

Jack Be Nimble - History, Origin or Meaning of Lyrics

Whether it be a sport, means of fortune telling or a game more frequently done during wedding celebrations to predict either a year of bad or good luck to the jumper, this nursery rhyme is said to portray the practice of candle jumping where the goal is to jump without distinguishing the fire. This rhyme is said to have no politics or scheme behind it. This is one has more optimism and fun rather than ghastliness and morbidity.


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).

 

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About Nursery Rhymes

 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

Baby and Pregnancy

 Baby and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be a nerve racking and exhausting period of your life. In this time a woman’s body will go through many changes that you need to cope with while the parents to be are anticipating a monumental change in their life once the little one arrives.

 
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