What is your favourite rhyme?

By Jojo
@Sojourn (5180)
India
May 22, 2019 11:18am CST
Some of you might find this topic ridiculous ,but it just came to my mind and I thought I might ask. All of us have read and even recited rhymes in our childhood and maybe even delivered them in front of an audience.Some rhymes have amusing characters whereas choice of words in some others made them catchy and memorable for people of age groups.Some rhymes have deep underlying messages too.As an adult we might have came across those rhymes while teaching some child or even while spending time with them. So my favourite one is Little Miss muffet . You tell yours now.
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@Gillygirl (29885)
• Sutton, England
22 May
Ring a ring a roses, a pocket full of posies. This rhyme is about the plague of London yet I used to sing a long to it as a child.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
It definitely has a catchy rhythm.I didn't knew it had a story behind it.
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@Gillygirl (29885)
• Sutton, England
22 May
@Sojourn Here is an interesting link
The meaning and origin of the phrase 'Ring aring of roses, a pocketfull of posies, atishoo, atishoo, all fall down'.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
@Gillygirl It had gone through so many modifications down the ages.Some words are alien to me,looks archaic.Maybe your are familiar with them being a native speaker.
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@Teekaaa (7875)
• India
22 May
Johnny Johnny yes paapa and twinkle twinkle Little Star... hehe
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
You found it amusing to write the comment
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@Teekaaa (7875)
• India
23 May
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@Sreekala (31561)
• India
23 May
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• Preston, England
22 May
@Sojourn Ring-A-Ring-A-Roses for me
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
Thanks for commenting....I think I asked a stupid question.
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@Gillygirl (29885)
• Sutton, England
22 May
@Sojourn No, this isn't a stupid question at all. It's a good discussion.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
@arthurchappell Oh I see. This simple rhyme is like an allegory.
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@Sreekala (31561)
• India
23 May
I can't share here as I have songs in that way in my native language..
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Well okay.... any English rhyme that you like?
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@Sreekala (31561)
• India
23 May
@Sojourn baba black sheep...
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@allknowing (82315)
• India
22 May
You are being a bit unfair to me as I have so many of them that are my favourite.
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@GardenGerty (111621)
• United States
23 May
I am like you, with so many. Some I suppose most have not heard of.
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@DianneN (119354)
• United States
22 May
I still love Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
It is a lovable rhyme and popular here too.
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@DianneN (119354)
• United States
22 May
@Sojourn Glad to hear that!
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@cacay1 (38764)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 May
@DianneN, yes that rhyme became famous in children's TV shows and YouTube and so wonderful
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@MALUSE (50962)
• Germany
22 May
I know loads of rhymes but it doesn't make sense to quote any because my native language is German.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
I know a very little bit of German,care to share a simple rhyme for me. Danke schon.
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@MALUSE (50962)
• Germany
22 May
@Sojourn When you have a child sitting on your knees and the child is facing you, you move your knees up and down and say, "Hopp, hopp, hopp, Pferdchen lauf Galopp. Über Stock und über Steine, aber brich dir nicht die Beine. Hopp, hopp, hopp, hopp, hopp, Pferdchen lauf Galopp.“
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
@MALUSE Nice and easy for me. Most of the words I'm familiar and a few I'll have to look up. Tschuss.( I don't know how to enter umlauts)
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@nela13 (20633)
• Portugal
22 May
My favorite is a portuguese one that I sang on a theater when I was 4.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Performing at a theater at such an young age is stupendous.
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@nela13 (20633)
• Portugal
23 May
@Sojourn thank you, my mom says that I was very courageous and sang very well.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
@nela13 Any English rhyme that is your favorite.
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@just4him (156323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May
Oh man, I don't know. There are so many and all of them are good.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Maybe do some 'Eene Meeney Miney Moo' and select one from them lol
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@just4him (156323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May
@Sojourn The first to come to mind is Mary Had a Little Lamb.
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@marlina (84087)
• Canada
22 May
Peter, Peter is a pumpkin eater. Had a wife and couldn't keep her. He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her very well. My son's name is Peter and he loved that rhyme.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
Very nice.
@cacay1 (38764)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 May
@marlina , so nice lyrics children like this much.
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@kobesbuddy (72197)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 May
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey! Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumped over the candle stick! Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall! Jack& Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
Why Jill came tumbling after? . These rhymes are among my favourites too but the big spider and Miss muffet in my rhymes book scared me as a child.
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@kobesbuddy (72197)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 May
@Sojourn With my father around, I wasn't afraid of anything! lol Jill tumbled after, because she wanted to empty Jack's wallet!
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@shaggin (44218)
• United States
22 May
I can't say I have a favorite really maybe old mother Hubbard. I remember really enjoying Little Miss Muffet when I was in preschool.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
I was not acquainted with Old Mother Hubbard but got an allusion of this rhyme in mylot.It is interesting. I was afraid of the big spider in Little Miss Muffet in my rhymes book.
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@marlina (84087)
• Canada
22 May
Watch "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater" and rhyme along with your loved ones! Watch "Wheels on the Bus and More!" http://bit.ly/1deIQl3 Buy our songs on Amazon! ...
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
Thanks for the link.
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@akalinus (27023)
• United States
22 May
We used to play London Bridge is falling down. Two people held hands to form a sort of bridge while everyone sang London Bridge is Falling Down. The rest walked under the bridge one at a time and sometimes the bridge would fall down and capture someone. Then everyone would sing take a key and lock him/her up, my fair lady or my fair young man. It was stupid but fun.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search "London Bridge Is Falling Down"Illustration from Walter Crane's A Baby's Bouquet (c. 1877). Play (help·info)Nursery rhymePublishedc. 1744Songwriter(s)Unknown "London Bridge Is Falling
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
This poem I guess has a story behind it. My cousin (girl) used to play similar sort of game in her childhood which I can remember at this moment.
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@snowy22315 (68368)
• United States
22 May
Maybe Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater..or How do I love thee? Two from the opposite end of the spectrum.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
22 May
Peter pumpkin is a nice cute rhyme,but I am unfamiliar with How do I love thee. The Internet is saying that it is a sonnet.
@JudyEv (159765)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May
It is hard to come up with a favourite. I have a lot of rhymes I like.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
25 May
Well, what are the rhymes that you like you hear from the younger members of your family.
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@JudyEv (159765)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May
@Sojourn Incy Wincy Spider was one of their favourites. It's a finger game and rhyme.
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@Nakitakona (4002)
23 May
Mine is Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candle stick...
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
24 May
I wonder the exercise of Jumping Jack got its name from it.
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24 May
@Sojourn No It's not.
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@ShifaLk (12845)
• India
23 May
I think I loved that time Johnny Johnny Yes Papa I loved the music we sung it into
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Surprisingly,I haven't heard this rhyme when I was a child.
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@ShifaLk (12845)
• India
23 May
@Sojourn let me sing for you Johnny Johnny Yes Papa Eating sugar - No papa Telling a lie? - No Papa Open your mouth Hahaha
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@LadyDuck (222885)
• Switzerland
23 May
Many, but I am not going to quote because are in my native language, Italian.
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Okay.... then what about a favourite English rhyme of yours?
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@LadyDuck (222885)
• Switzerland
23 May
@Sojourn No, to be honest not.
@LowRiderX (9193)
• Serbia
23 May
Good morning, I just woke up, I drink coffee and think, but no rhymes come to mind ... I'm sorry
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@Sojourn (5180)
• India
23 May
Well okay... maybe later you might come up with a rhyme.
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@LowRiderX (9193)
• Serbia
23 May
@Sojourn I'm too tired these days, I worked a lot, but every free moment I use to rest, and I try not to think too much
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