The worse part of this is I know most of them !, Medieval rhymes
and poems have been handed down from my parents, and their parents
before them. Some of these rhymes tell stories of bad times, while
they may sound like innocent nursery rhymes, they come from a
medieval age. For example "Ring a ring a roses" where they all fell
down "Dead" from the Great London Plague!
See Also Rhyme Database
However children don't know those true meanings, but some are no
longer taught is schools, along with the golly wog, and anything
else that's not politically correct.
Sing along with me now, or say the rhymes before you even
click the buttons :)
Playing, London Bridge IS Falling Down
A rhyme is a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or
more different words and is most often used in poetry. The term
usually refers to the repetition of sounds at the end of rhymed
words. For example in the famous rhyme Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full the last words are the ones that rhyme.