The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

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Index of First Lines
A Apple Pie 54
A Apple-pasty 53
A, B, C, tumble down dee 58
A carrion crow sat on an oak 128-30
A cat came fiddling out of a barn 130
A cow and a calf 159-60
A diller, a dollar 450
A farmer went trotting upon his grey mare 191
A flock of white sheep 251
A fox jumped up one winter's night 204-5
A fox went out in a hungry plight 205
A frog he would a-wooing go 208-13
A frog went a-courting 213
A gaping wide-mouthed waddling frog 213-15
A girl in the army 218
A girl of words and not of deeds 338
A good child, a good child 216
A hill full, a hole full 251
A house full, a hole full 251
A knut and a kernel 399
A laird, a lord 484
A little boy went into a barn 109
A little cock sparrow sat on a green tree 156
A little old man and I fell out 345
A little old man of Derby 172
A long tail'd Pig 494
A man in the wilderness asked me 334
A man of the forrist demanded of me 334
A man of words and not of deeds 337
A man without eyes saw plums on a tree 338
A master I have, and I am his man 357
A peacock pick'd a peck of pepper 411
A riddle, a riddle 431
A ring, a ring o' roses 433
A shoe-maker makes shoes without leather 456-7
A shoulder of mutton jumped over from France368-9
A tailor, who sailed from Quebec426
A team of white horses 251
A walking, a talking, and a walking was I 163
A was an apple-pie 53-4
A was an archer, who shot at a frog 54-6
A white bird floats down through the air 94
A wise old owl lived in an oak 403
Adam and Eve saved some seed 338
Alfred and Richard 437
Alice Marley is grown so fine 188-90
All in a misty Morning 370-1
All of a row 441
American jump, American jump 61-2
Andrew, ca'd Anro 443
Anery, twaery, tickery, seven 397
Ane's nane 392
Anna Elise, she jumped with sur-
prise 62
Anna Maria 62
Aprill, June, and September 453
Archdeacon Pratt would eat no fatt 280
Army, Navy, Peerage, Trade 484
Aron thus propos'd to Moses 21
Arthur O'Bower has broken his band 64-5
As a little fat man of Bombay 104
As bitter as gall, as sweet as milke 457
As black as ink and isn't ink 263
As high as a castle 63
As I cam in by Diram 171
As I cam ower the tap o' Tyne 484
As I gaed owre Bottle-brig 325
As I looked out of my chamber window 258
AS I roved out by the sea side 128
AS I suppose, and as I suppose 79
AS I walked by myself 258-9
AS I walk'd forth one May Morning 449-50
As I was a-walking on Westminster Bridge 510
As I was going along, long long 259

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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface to the Second Edition v
  • Nursery Rhyme Books Since 1951 vi
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • Contents xvii
  • List of Illustrations xix
  • Abbreviations xxvi
  • Introduction 1
  • The Singing Tradition of Nursery Rhymes 44
  • Nursery Rhymes 53
  • An Index of Notable Figures Associated with the Invention, Diffusion, or Illustration of Nursery Rhymes 535
  • Index of First Lines 543
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