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Mary et al

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 06, 2005

In Reply to: Nursery rhymes posted by David FG on June 05, 2005

: : Where do the nursery rhymes "row row your boat gently down the stream life but a dream", "mary had a little lamb" come from?

: I don't know, but the first of those is probably the most irritating tune in the history of the universe.


Mary Had A Little Lamb:

Written By: Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830's
Copyright Unknown

Much more than anyone needs to know re: Mary, see below.

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat" is a round which my kids loved as did I on long car trips.

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

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