nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

The North Wind
doth Blow Rhyme

Nursery Rhyme & History


The Robin' or 'The North Wind doth blow'?
This nursery rhyme is referred to as either the North Wind doth blow or The Robin. 'The North Wind doth blow' is British in its origins and believed to have originated in the 16th century history. 'The North Wind doth blow' uses the olde English word 'doth'. The purpose of the words to 'The North Wind doth blow' is to ensure that a child associates security with home whilst empathising with the plight of the robin. This therefore accounts for the confusion as to whether the poem should be called 'The North Wind doth blow' or the Robin.

the north wind doth blow

The North wind doth blow poem

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

The North wind doth blow poem


Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location


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