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)
1806
Baa Baa Black Sheep
The slave trade; medieval wool tax
1744
Ring Around the Rosy
Black Death (1348) or The Great Plague (1665)
1881
London Bridge Is Falling Down
Not Known
1744
Ding Dong Bell
Not Known
1580
Hickory Dickory Dock
Reports claim that the rhyme was written by Oliver Goldsmith
1765
Hot Cross Buns Rhyme
Not Known
1798
Humpty Dumpty
Richard III of England; Cardinal Wolseyand a cannon from the English Civil War
1810
Itsy Bitsy Spider Rhyme
Not Known
Not Known
Jack and Jill
Cullen Boltey
1765
Mary had a little lamb
Sarah Josepha Hale (American Origin)
1830
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)
1805
Rain rain go away
Not Known (England)
17th C or earlier
Row, row, row your boat,
Not Known (American Origin)
1852
This little piggy
Not Known (England)
1760
Three Blind Mice
Mary I of England
1744
Old MacDonald had a farm
F. T. Nettleingham (Original Version)
1917
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Not Known (Origin London)
1805
johnny johnny yes papa
Not Known
Not Known