Sunday, 13 January 2013

Names of Nursery Rhymes poets/Authors we need to know

Every one of them in their childhood must have come across nursery rhymes such as "Twinkle Twinkle Little star", "Ring a Ring o Rosies" etc most of these rhymes are like defacto in schools around the world in most of the countries, and many of you would have even taught to your kids or other children but have you ever tried to know the names of the real persons who actually wrote it? i bet no one would have, recently i was showing some rhymes to my nephew in youtube and i was like "wait a minute" who is the person who wrote this rhyme that 90% of the children around the world are learning next moment i started googling wiki-page and i learn't who author was below are the list of rhymes and the poet/author behind it

Name of Rhyme
Author / Origin
Published Year
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Ann Taylor (1782-1866) and Jane (Taylor(1783-1824)
Baa Baa Black Sheep
The slave trade; medieval wool tax
Ring Around the Rosy
Black Death (1348) or The Great Plague (1665)
London Bridge Is Falling Down
Not Known
Ding Dong Bell
Not Known
Hickory Dickory Dock
Reports claim that the rhyme was written by Oliver Goldsmith
Hot Cross Buns Rhyme
Not Known
Humpty Dumpty
Richard III of England; Cardinal Wolseyand a cannon from the English Civil War
Itsy Bitsy Spider Rhyme
Not Known
Not Known
Jack and Jill
Cullen Boltey
Mary had a little lamb
Sarah Josepha Hale (American Origin)
London Bridge is broken down / Falling Down
Lady Lee (Not sure)
Not Known
Star light, star bright,
Not Known (American Origin)
Late 19thC
Pussy cat, pussy cat
Not Known (England)
Rain rain go away
Not Known (England)
17th C or earlier
Row, row, row your boat,
Not Known (American Origin)
This little piggy
Not Known (England)
Three Blind Mice
Mary I of England
Old MacDonald had a farm
F. T. Nettleingham (Original Version)
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Not Known (Origin London)
johnny johnny yes papa
Not Known
Not Known