Nursery Rhymes and their Origins Ms. Grant 7th grade
Humpty Dumpty • Humpty Dumpy sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, All the king’s horses and all the king’s men, Couldn’t put Humpty together again!
Ring Around the Rosy • Ring around the rosy A pocketful of posies Ashes ashes we all fall down • Ring-a-ring o’ rosy A pocketful of posies A-tishoo a-tishoo We all fall down
Rock-a-bye Baby • Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top. When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When, the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all.
Mary Mary Quite Contrary • Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.
Old Mother Hubbard • Old mother Hubbard went to her cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone. When she got there the cupboard was bare So the poor little doggie had none.