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Little Hen Rhyme

Meaning of the little hen rhyme & lyrics


'Little Hen' is a term of endearment used in Scotland and therefore implies a rhyme with Scottish origins. 'Little Hen' would often be used when referring to the daughter of the house. The imagination of children, however, take the meaning of all words literally, thus any illustrations of this story always depict a little hen.


Loch Lomond Scotland 1836



Loch Lomond Scotland pictured in 1836. 

Little Hen Rhyme

I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen,
She washed up the dishes and kept the house clean.
She went to the mill to fetch us some flour,
And always got home in less than an hour.
She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale,
She sat by the fire and told a fine tale!

Little Hen Rhyme


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


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