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Children's Nursery Rhyme and Poem
Oranges and lemons

A Nursery Rhyme Poem for Children

"Oranges and lemons" say the bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the great bells of Bow
"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Chip chop chip chop - the last man's dead."


Children's Nursery Rhyme and Poem
from Love-Poems

 
Children's Nursery Rhyme and Poem
Oranges and lemons

All children love being told a nursery rhyme. The most popular nursery rhymes are available on this site - perhaps they will bring back fond memories of your childhood! The History and Origins of Nursery Rhymes are fascinating! Superficially, a children's Nursery Rhyme might look completely innocent but there are often dark messages and meanings hidden in the text. Oranges and Lemons and Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary are two examples of a Nursery Rhyme with a very unpleasant origin and history behind them! We recommend www.rhymes.org.uk if you wish to find out more about the mysterious and often blood thirsty Origin and History of Nursery Rhymes Every time you read a Nursery Rhyme or poem for children take a second look at the words and lyrics and you, or your child, may find a secret message! 
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A Nursery Rhyme Poem for Children

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