Oranges and Lemons





    Oranges and Lemons

    Rhymes from Past Times

    Karen Dolby

    Michael O'Mara 2015

    Paperback 192pp

    9781782434856   Product Code: 23469

    In the earliest recorded version of the rhyme London Bridge, from 1744, the first line is 'London Bridge is broken down', no doubt referring directly to the decrepit state of the 12th-century crossing at that date. This diverting volume investigates the origins of nursery rhymes, playground songs and children's ditties from the mists of medieval folklore to the inventions of more modern authors.

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