Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

By Mother Goose Mother Goose
Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Source: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and Other Action Rhymes (2002)

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Poet Mother Goose

Subjects Nature, Animals, Activities, Jobs & Working

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Mother Goose is often cited as the author of hundreds of children’s stories that have been passed down through oral tradition and published over centuries. Various chants, songs, and even games have been attributed to her, but she is most recognized for her nursery rhymes, which have been familiar with readers of all generations. Her work is often published as Mother Goose Rhymes.
 
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SUBJECT Nature, Animals, Activities, Jobs & Working

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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