Nursery Rhymes for little children

Old Nursery Rhymes
on which Kipling’s Rhymes
for little Anglo-Indians
were based
1. Rock-a-Bye Baby

Rock-a-Bye Baby in the treetop.
If the wind blows the cradle will rock
If the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
Down will come cradle, baby and all.

2. My Little Nut Tree

I had a little nut tree, nothing would it bear
But a silver nut-meg and a golden pear.
the King of Spain’s daughter came to visit me
And all for the sake of my little nut tree.

3. Baa-baa Black Sheep

Baa-baa Black Sheep, have you any wool ?
Yes sir yes sir three bags full
One for the Master and one for the Dame
And one for the little boy that lives down the lane.

4. See-saw Margery Daw

See-saw Margery Daw,
Johnny shall have a new master.
He shall have but a penny a day,
Because he can’t work any faster.

5. Sing a song of Sixpence

Sing a song of Sixpence, a pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was open the birds began to sing.
Wasn’t that a dainty dish to put before the king.

6. Comin’ through the rye

Gin a body, meet a body, comin’ through the rye.
Gin a body, kiss a body, make a body cry.
Ilka lassie has her laddie, none, they say, hae I.
Yet all the lads they smile at me, when comin’ through the rye.

7. Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack came fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

8. Mary, Mary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow ?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.