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Nursery Rhymes Lyrics and Origins

The Sandman

Rhyme Lyrics, Origins and History


Rhyme & History
The words of the Nursery Rhyme, 'The Sandman' have been kindly provided by Lee Shipton. He believes that they are incomplete, so if anyone can provide any additional words, please let us know! The 'wheel of stars' referred to in the rhyme might refer to Ezekiel's Wheels which were used to highlight the forgotten method of finding the sun's position at night and thus keeping the time, the missing method was by gearing two great imaginary spinning wheels of stars.

Our grateful thanks go to Lee for telling us about this rhyme


The Sandman
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

The Sandman's coming in his train of cars
With moonbeam windows and with wheels of stars
So hush you little ones and have no fear
The man-in-the-moon he is the engineer

The railroad track tis a moonbeam bright
That leads right up into the starry night

So put on you 'jamas and say your prayers.

The Sandman
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history


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