nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

Come let's to bed

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics, Origins and History


We have placed this Nursery Rhyme, Come Let's To Bed, in our category 'Lost Lyrics of an Old Nursery Rhyme'. Can you help us identify the the place of origin or history of this lesser known children's nursery rhyme? Contact us at we'd love to hear from you!

Tarry - An Old English word!
The word 'tarry' means to delay or be late in going. It has now been dropped from the English language. Its origins date back to Old English and use of the word was made by the English writer Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) from The Franklinís Tale in his famous work 'Canterbury Tales'. Chaucer worked in the court of King Edward III and was often sent on Diplomatic missions. He married Philippa Roet, who was the sister of John of Gaunt's third wife Katherine Swynford.

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Come let's to bed
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Come let's to bed, says Sleepy-head;
Tarry a while, says Sow;
Put on the pan, says Greedy Nan,
Let's sup before we go.

Come let's to bed
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history


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