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nursery rhyme lyrics & origins

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Horsey Horsey Rhyme

Nursery Rhyme & History


Rhyme using onomatopoeia in the lyrics of Horsey Horsey
The lyrics of Horsey Horsey introduce a child to onomatopoeia (a word that sounds like its meaning) The words in Horsey Horsey include 'swish' and 'clippetty clop' when pronounced convey the sounds a horse might make! This technique is used in various children's books and Television programmes! The most famous example of a TV program which uses onomatopoeia is Batman and Robin with a liberal scattering of words such as 'Zap', 'Whoosh' and Pow' etc. In Horsey Horsey the words 'Giddy up' are included. This is a term long used by horse riders from way back in English history and has been adopted in many other parts of the world.


Victorian Horse and trap, horsey horsey rhyme


Horsey Horsey rhyme

Here's the church, and here's the steeple
Open the door and see all the people.
Here's the parson going upstairs,
And here he is saying his prayers.

Horsey Horsey rhyme


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


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