Baa Baa Black Sheep

July 26, 2006 at 7:42 am 2 comments

This classic old nursery rhyme shares the same tune as The Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Baa baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for my master,
And one for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.

[Optional refrain] 

Baa baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

Origins of the song:  (from Wikipedia)

“This song was written to help children associate wool with the animal that produces it, and also the sound that a sheep would make. Baa Baa Black Sheep was first published in 1744. It probably dates back to the Middle Ages, possibly to the 13th Century, and relates to a tax imposed by the king on wool. One-third went to the local lord (the ‘master’), one-third to the church (referred to as the ‘dame’) and about a third was for the farmer (the ‘little boy who lives down the lane’).”

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aireen  |  September 24, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    it’s good:)

    Reply
  • 2. Linda  |  September 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    nice

    Reply

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