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Curly Locks

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History

 

The 'Curly Locks' referred to in this nursery rhyme has no apparent connection with a specific lady in history. The lyrics simply reflect that curls are a symbol of elegance and beauty. This symbolism relating to curls and beauty has been reflected in many works of literature. The message in the lyrics is that a girl with 'Curly Locks' is so desirable that her future will be a comfortable life probably made by a good marriage.

 
 
 
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Picture of a Victorian girl with 'Curly locks' - although these curls do not appear to be natural!

   
 
 

Curly Locks
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Curly Locks! curly locks! wilt thou be mine?
Thou shall't not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine,
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream!

Curly Locks
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 

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