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Baa Baa Black Sheep History


As children, many of us learned the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep and, as adults, recite it to our children. So, where exactly did this nursery rhyme originate from, and what does it really mean? Origins The rhyme which asks “Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?” has its origins in England, probably to …

London Bridge is Falling Down History

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My Fair Lady? My Fair Lady and London Bridge is Falling Down are very traditional English nursery rhymes. These are the same baby songs found in several different versions across the globe. The damaged bridge and the repair of it may date back as far as the middle ages. They can both be viewed as …

The History of Mary Had a Little Lamb


Mary Had A Little Lamb is one of many favorite childhood nursery rhymes. The poem, written by an American teacher and author named Sarah Hale (1788-1879) was published in 1830 in a volume titled Poems for our Children although it is thought it was written much earlier. The song’s origin was inspired by a true …