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Pop goes the weasel : the secret meanings of nursery rhymes

Author: Albert Jack; Lara Carlini
Publisher: New York : Perigee, 2009.
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Examines the truth behind the meanings of popular nursery rhymes, identifying characters like Mary Quite Contrary, Georgie Porgie and Jack and Jill, and explores the events that inspired them, from Viking raids to slave smuggling.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Jack; Lara Carlini
ISBN: 9780399535550 0399535551
OCLC Number: 311777583
Description: xv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Nursery rhymes --
An apple a day --
As I was going by Charing Cross --
As I was gong to Saint Ives --
Baa, baa, black sheep --
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray --
The big ship sails on the Ally-Ally-Oh --
The blind men and the elephant --
Boys and girls, come out to play --
Christmas is coming --
The cutty wren --
Ding, dong, bell --
Doctor Foster --
Elsie Marley --
Flour of England --
For want of a nail --
Frère Jacques --
A frog he would a-wooing go --
Georgie Porgie --
Good King Arthur --
Goosie, goosie gander --
The Grand Old Duke of York --
Hark, hark, the dogs do bark --
Hector Protector --
Here we go round the mulberry bush --
Hey diddle diddle --
Hickory, dickory, dock --
Higgledy, piggledy, my black hen --
Hot cross buns --
The house that Jack built --
Humpty Dumpty --
I had a little nut tree --
In marble walls as white as milk --
Jack and Jill --
Jack, be nimble --
Jack Sprat --
Ladybird, ladybird --
The lion and the unicorn --
Little Bo Peep --
Little Jack Horner --
Little Miss Muffet --
Little Polly Flinders --
Little Tommy Tucker --
London Bridge is falling down --
London's burning --
Lucy Locket --
The man in the moon --
The man of Thessaly --
Mary had a little lamb --
Mary, Mary, quite contrary --
Monday's child --
Needles and pins --
Old King Cole --
Old Mother Hubbard --
Oranges and lemons --
The owl and the pussycat --
Polly put the kettle on --
Poor old Robinson Crusoe --
Pop goes the weasel --
Punch and Judy --
Pussy cat, pussy cat --
The Queen of Hearts --
Rain, rain, go away --
Red sky at night --
Remember, remember the fifth of November --
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross --
Ring-a-ring o'roses --
Rock-a-bye, baby --
Rub-a-dub-dub --
Seesaw, Margery Daw --
Simple Simon --
Sing a song of sixpence --
Solomon Grundy --
Taffy was a Welshman --
There was a crooked man --
There was a little girl --
There was a little guinea pig --
There was an old women who lived in a shoe --
Three acres of land --
Three blind mice --
Tom, Tom, the piper's son --
Tweedledum and Tweedledee --
Twinkle, twinkle, little star --
Wee Willie Winkie --
What are little boys made of? --
Who killed Cock Robin? --
Traditional songs and anthems --
Amazing grace --
God save the Queen --
Good King Wenceslas --
The hokey pokey --
I saw three ships --
Jerusalem --
The miller of Dee --
The Skye boat song --
The star-spangled banner --
Swing low, sweet chariot --
Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Responsibility: Albert Jack ; illustrations by Lara Carlini.
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Examines the truth behind the meanings of popular nursery rhymes, identifying characters like Mary Quite Contrary, Georgie Porgie and Jack and Jill, and explores the events that inspired them, from Viking raids to slave smuggling.

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