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The Wolf is a player who creeps away
to one side of the room and hides behind
chairs and tables or boxes.
The sheep all huddle up at one end of the room,
and the shepherd stands at the other.
Presently he calls out to the sheep to
"Come home for the night is falling."
"We are afraid of the wolf;" answer the timid sheep.
"The wolf is away!" cries the shepherd.
Then the sheep all run across.
Out jumps the wolf and catches whom he can.
The games lasts till
there are no sheep left to be caught.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Old and gray
Ope your mouth
And gently bray;
Lift your ears
And blow your horn,
To wake the world
This sleepy morn.
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).