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nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

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Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

There was a little girl

Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History


We originally placed this Nursery Rhyme, "There was a little girl" , in our category 'Lost Lyrics of an Old Nursery Rhyme', thanks to Rilla, one of our visitors.

We have now received information from Susan Witchlet who has told us the following:

"This actually isn't a nursery rhyme. It is a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The line "she was very, very good" should actually be "she was very good indeed". Longfellow's second son Ernest says of this poem: "It was while walking up and down with his second daughter, then a baby in his arms, that my father composed and sang to her the well-known lines .... Many people think this a Mother Goose rhyme, but this is the true version and history"

Mothergoose - blow wind blow

There was a little girl
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good
She was very, very good
But when she was bad
She was horrid!

Our grateful thanks go to Susan Witchlet for providing us with the origins of this rhyme
Thanks Sue!

There was a little girl
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history


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