Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme (Book, 2005) [University of Washington Libraries]
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Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme

Heavy words lightly thrown : the reason behind the rhyme

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed., U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
Summary:
A history of the origins and meanings of nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack Be Nimble" and Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Roberts
ISBN: 9781592401307 1592401309
OCLC Number: 964905511
Description: 202 pages
Contents: Little Jack Horner a squatter? Little Jack Horner --
Taking divinity classes? Jack be nimble --
It's falling down --
London Bridge --
Who let them out? Hark, hark, the dogs do bark --
Fancy a rub-a-dub, then, matey? Rub-a-dub-dub --
Saucy geese? Goosie, goosie, gander --
Piecing together the story --
Humpty-Dumpty --
Who ate all the pie? Sing a song of sixpence --
Bloody Mary, anyone? Mary, Mary, quite contrary --
A short tale? Three blind mice --
A child's guide to taxation --
Baa, baa, black sheep --
So good they associated it twice --
Grand old Duke of York --
Relationships rhymes --
A frog he would a-wooing go --
Disaster warning? Ladybird, ladybird --
A swift tour of London? Oranges and lemons --
Handbags at ten paces? Tweedledum and Tweedledee --
I coulda been a pretender --
William and Mary, George and Anne --
Doesn't sweat much, for a fat lad --
Georgy Porgy --
A few stops beyond Barking? As I was walking o'er little Moorfields --
By 'eck, pet! Elsie Marley is grown so fine --
American graffiti --
Yankee Doodle --
Dial 999 --
London's burning --
A quiet word about lullabies --
Baby love, my baby love --
Paved with gold? Turn again, Whittington --
Cat in well's chance? Ding dong bell --
Push, push, in the bush --
Here we go round the mulberry bush --
A proper paddy? This old man --
Penny for them? Remember, remember --
Pigs in wigs --
Animals in nursery rhymes --
Where have all the sparrows gone? Who killed Cock Robin? --
Using or losing your head? Little boy blue --
Want some Jack and Jills? Jack and Jill --
Land of my fathers --
Taffy was a Welshman --
One everyone knows ... --
Ring-a-ring o'roses --
It's the getting there that counts --
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross --
Kitty Fisher, now she's a sort --
Lucy Locket --
Would you Adam & Eve it? Pop goes the weasel --
The odd couple --
Jack Spratt --
Wages of sin? See saw, Marjorie Daw --
Pipe and slippers --
Old King Cole was a merry old soul --
A brief note about sources.
Responsibility: Chris Roberts.

Abstract:

A history of the origins and meanings of nursery rhymes reveals the popular sport behind "Jack Be Nimble" and Humpty Dumpty's identity as a cannon mounted on the walls of a Colchester church.
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