Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a tale in rhymed verse or a traditional song for young children popularized in the 19th century. “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and “Mary Has a Little Lamb” are some of the popular nursery rhymes.

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Black Death (Plagues)
Urban Slang

What is the meaning of Ring around the Rosie?

Ring around the Rosie, A pocket full of Posies, Ashes Ashes we all fall down.

Ring around the Rosie is a children's song sung with smiling, laughing and hand-holding, but did you know it actually has very morbid roots? In the 13th century, the Black Death (also called the Black Plague) killed so many people, many thought it was the end of the world. The nursery rhyme "Ring around the Rosie" came about during the time of the Black Death.

Here are what the lyrics mean:

Ring around the rosie is a reference to the black sores that would appear on your body as part of the plague. Your "rosie" is around the center of the back of your hand.

A pocket full of posies is a reference to people would carrying posies (flowers) around to not smell the sickening scent of dead bodies everywhere.

Ashes Ashes signifies the ashes from all the bodies being burned on pyres. Bodies couldn't be buried or else the infection would spread.

We all fall down signifies death or people falling down to hell because of their harsh and cruel ways.

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What are the notes on the recorder to Mary Had a Little Lamb?

B A G A B B B A A A B B B B A G A B B B A A B A G

Mary had a little lamb

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What couldn't Jack sprat?

Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, and so between the both of them, they licked the platter clean.

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How many animals did the old lady swallow?

she ate eight LOL

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Do you put nursery rhymes in quotations?

Either way is correct so , yes or no

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Who wrote jack sprat?

First published in 1639, origins unknown

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Names and Name Meanings

What is another name for little lamb?

A baby sheep.

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Secondary Education
Primary and Elementary School

Sample of brief lesson plan?

as it is... brief, means a type of a lesson plan which is simple and short... easy to understand. :D

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Who are the three men in a tub nursery rhyme?

The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker

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What nursery rhyme character was rich on Monday but broke on Sunday?

Solomon Grundy?

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Woodwind Instruments

What are the notes on clarinet for 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'?

E D C D

E E E rest

D D D rest

E G G rest

E D C D

E E E rest

E D D E D C

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What is a nursery rhyme with the word old in the title?

old MacDonald

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Can you write an alliteration for Jack and Jill?

and Jill are very jubilant because of their jaunty jig they did

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Why did old mother hubbard go to her cupboard?

To fetch her dog a bone.

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In the nursery rhyme what did littlebo pep loose?

Little Bo Peep lost her sheep

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What nursery rhyme character didn't say his prayers?

He appears in Goosy Goosey Gander, but his name isn't specified.

Goosey Goosey Gander where shall I wander,
Upstairs, and downstairs and in my lady's chamber
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers,
So I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs.
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English to German

How do you say this little piggy in German?

dieses kleine Schweinchen

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Recorder (instrument)

Mary had a little lamb for recorder?

Note to Mary had a little lamb on recorder:

B A G A BBB AAA BBB B A G A BBB AA B A G

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What was the lamb's name in the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb?

Little lamb

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WHo wrote come little children?

It is often attributed to E.A. Poe, however it cannot be found in any reliable collections of his work and is generally thought not to match his writing style. The other possible writer is John Debney.

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Who are the characters in the terrible fate of humpty dumpty?

the characters

Terry Dumpton - school boy who is bullied

Stubbs - an aggressive boy

Jimmy

Pete

Kathy

Kay

Janet

Tracey

Sammy - Terry's friend

Two police officers

Mrs Dumpton

Mr Dumpton

Lesley Dumpton-sister of Terry Dumpton

Ross Webster

Mrs Vickers

The head teachers

Mrs Williams

Mrs Clark

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Why did Humpty Dumpty fall?

The best beds and rails for toddlers can be purchased online from Amazon.com. This website also allows you to read reviews about safety and products in general.

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What does this come from who knows the man in the mountain knows that's who knows?

This question comes from a 45lp record that I have recently been trying to find on ebay. The story is about a boy who awakes each morning and sings "hello, hello, hello, hello, & how, are you?" Each phrase is answered by his echo. Then one day the echo does not return & he searches in vain to find it until finally he asks the "wise owl" who responds, " The old man in the mountain knows, that's whooo". The boy then proceeds to visit the old man, who, with much audible exertion, frees it from where it was stuck somewhere in the mountain & we hear an explosion of all the trapped, "hello, hello, hello....'s" The story ends w/ the boy again singing his happy song to his echo. I remember being about 4 or 5 years old & listening to this record over & over (it was my first). I have recently longed to be able to hear it again (although I, @ 54yrs old, practically know it by heart to this day. Submitted by Bob Yingling ANSWER: I CANT BELIEVE YOU REMEMBER THIS TOO!! ITS CALLED "SPARKY'S MAGIC ECHO" AND IT'S ON YOUTUBE!! ENJOY.

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Who was the author of Mary Had a Little Lamb?

Sarah Josepha Hale, born in Newport, NH on Oct. 24, 1788 began her writing career as a way to earn a living after the death of her husband. Hale wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb in 1830.

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Fairy Tales

Is a nursery rhyme a fairy tale?

No.

A nursery rhyme is a short verse that is often quoted to children.

Example: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the kings horses and all the kings men,

Could not put Humpty Dumpty together again.

A fairy tale is a fantasy story. In modern times they are geared more towards children, but that was not always the case. Examples of fairy tales include 'Snow White', 'Cinderella', 'The Little Mermaid', and 'Sleeping Beauty'. These stories are actually very old and were not written much in the style that companies like Disney have changed them into.

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