Popular Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes Starting with 'L'

Little Bo Peep

The word Little Bo Peep was derived from the words bleat and sheep. This rhyme was more common among the shepherds. The Little Bo Peep rhyme was associated with a less experienced shepherdess and an experienced shepherd who was giving her some advice. While all this is known, the true history of the rhyme is not all that known.  The Little Bo Peep rhyme alludes that one has to take responsibility for anything they do. It also says that there is consequence in doing a bad thing. However, it should be noted that Little Bo Peep words are no longer relevant to the English language.

 

Little Miss Muffet

This nursery rhyme dates back to the 16th century. It should be noted that Miss Muffet was the daughter of Dr. Muffet who lived between 1553 and 1606. He is regarded as one of the pioneering entomologist who developed the first catalogue of insects. It should be noted that Miss Muffet when having breakfast was very frightened by insects. This is despite the fact that her step dad was a famous insect scientist.

 

Little Robin Red Breast

While the rhyme’s history has not been documented, the fact is that its moral ethics and teachings should never be understated. The rhyme used to teach young people about the need for protecting the environment and mainly animals. The rhyme had a couple of English grammar as it used similes such as the red breast. In addition, the poem makes a child know about onomatopoeia which is very useful in English.

 

Little Tommy Tucker

In this rhyme, the word Little Tommy Tucker usually was used to describe orphans (children who did not have parents). In traditional times, the fact is that orphans were usually associated with begging. They were also known for singing which gave them something to eat. This rhyme brings back deep emotions as the poem showed Little Tommy Tucker marrying but there was no girl for him. This show how hard life was for the orphans. Little Tommy Tucker was first published in the year 1829

 

London Bells

London is surrounded by the best churches and cathedrals in the world. Therefore, the oranges and lemons nursery rhymes usually refer to the many churches and institutions which are found in London. It refers to the churches and institutions which are found near the city. The London Bells Nursery rhyme is basically the original version of orange and lemons.

 

Lucy Lockett

In 1700’s, London had different places whose names has so far faded away. One such place is Lucky Lockett. This nursery rhyme was basically based on Lucy Lockett who was then a barmaid at one of the most common bars in London in 1554. The bar was called the Cock House Fleet and was found in London. This bar was later reconstructed in the year 1888.

 

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue originated in 1760 and originated from Thomas Wolsey.

 

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner is a reference to the dissolution of the monasteries, a story which is based around 1520 but which was written around 1725 in Britain.

 

London Bridge is Falling Down

London Bridge is Falling Down is earliest known around 1659 in Britain and is a reference to the burning of the wooden bridges in London by the Vikings. It actually exists in a multitude of cultures but is widely known for its reference in London.

 

Little Poll Parrot

Little Poll Parrot originated in England in 1853.







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