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What is the rhyme for porringer?
The king he had a daughter fair
And gave the Prince of Orange her

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Little Jack Horner


Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said What a good boy am I!

Little Jack Horner - History, Origin or Meaning of Lyrics

In the earlier centuries, it was a widespread practice to put valuables inside a pie to disguise it from thieves. It is said that this nursery rhyme is actually a true account of John Horner, more commonly known as 'Jack', who is the steward to the last bishop of Glastonbury during the 16th century before the termination of the monasteries by King Henry the VIII to own its wealth. Being the last abbot, he sent Horner to gift or possibly to bribe the king with a pie containing deeds to 12 manors including the Mells Park that was regarded to be the best because of the lead (plumbus) mine within in. There are two speculations as to how the deed came to the hands of Horner: that he stole it from inside the pie or he was indeed knighted and it was given to him as a gift or reward.


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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 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.

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