Little Boy Blue - Mother Goose Club Nursery Rhymes

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Watch Clap Your Hands! *******youtu.be/aeZOXbHd5og Buy the award-winning DVD :) *******www.mothergooseclub****/store.php Visit our ad-free website, *******www.mothergooseclub****, for exciting songs, videos, narrated nursery rhymes, and printable coloring pages. Come join the club! Check out our multiple award-winning DVD: *******www.mothergooseclub****/store.php Subscribe! *******www.youtube****/subscription_center?add_user=sockeyemedia Join us on Facebook: *******www.facebook****/mothergooseclub Watch more videos on our channel: *******www.youtube****/user/SockeyeMedia Follow us on Twitter: *******twitter****/#!/mothergooseclub A big thanks to all of our fans out there big and small! Buy our nursery rhyme songs: *******www.amazon****/gp/product/B004YCO5OM/ *******www.amazon****/gp/product/B004YCOWJK/ Historical Background: "Little Boy Blue" theoretically alludes to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (1475-1530), a prominent English statesman and figure in the Roman Catholic Church during the reign of Henry VIII. Wealthy and arrogant ("blowing one's horn"), Wolsey was disliked among both the courtiers and commoners of England. The line "where's the boy who look after the sheep?" alludes to Wolsey's efforts to profit for himself rather than the good of the country. It is suggested that the title "Little Boy Blue" was derived from Wolsey's Blazon of Arms that featured the faces of four leopards as opposed to traditional scarlet cardinal robes. Because open criticism of the Cardinal would have been punished with harsh penalty or death, this rhyme is suggested to have been a masked message of rebellion opposing Wolsey's selfish greed. Download a printable coloring page for Little Boy Blue (just click print): *******mothergooseclub****/rhymes.php?cat=favorites&id=131 Listen to a narration of Little Boy Blue: *******mothergooseclub****/rhymes.php?cat=favorites&id=131 "Little Boy Blue" lyrics: Little boy blue, Come blow your horn. The sheep's in the meadow. The cow's in the corn. Where is the boy Who looks after the sheep? He's under the haystack, Fast asleep. Additional versions: Version 1 Little boy blue, Come blow your horn. The sheep's in the meadow. The cow's in the corn. Where is the boy Who looks after the sheep? He's under the haystack, Fast asleep. (Mother Goose Club Version) Version 2 Little boy blue, Come blow your horn, There's sheep in the meadow And cows in the corn; Where is the boy That looks after the sheep? He's under the hay-cock Fast asleep. Source: Wier, Songs the Children Love to Sing (1916) Version 3 Little boy blue, Come blow your horn; The sheep's in the meadow, The cow's in the corn. Where's the little boy That looks after the sheep? He's under the hay-cock, fast a-sleep. Will you wake him? No, not I; For if I do, he'll be sure to cry. Source: Smith, The Little Mother Goose (1912)
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