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Watch One Two Buckle My Shoe HD http://youtu.be/Kjvsxsgup_kBuy the award-winning DVD :) http://www.mothergooseclub.com/store.phpVisit our ad-free website, http://www.mothergooseclub.com, for exciting songs, videos, narrated nursery rhymes, and printable coloring pages. Come join the club!Check out our multiple award-winning DVD:http://www.mothergooseclub.com/store.phpSubscribe!http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sockeyemediaJoin us on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/mothergooseclubWatch more videos on our channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/SockeyeMediaFollow us on Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/mothergooseclubA big thanks to all of our fans out there big and small!Buy our nursery rhyme songs:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YCO5OM/http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YCOWJK/Historical Background:"If All the World were Paper" first came to prominence during the reign of Charles I. The rhyme is a parody of the elaborated language used in ancient Jewish and Medieval Adoration. A Chaldee ode sung in synagogues during the first day of Pentecost includes the lyrics:"Could we with ink the ocean fill..." and,"And were the skies of parchment made..."Similar imagery appears in many folk songs from throughout Europe, as well as the Koran.Download a printable coloring page for If All the World Were Paper (just click print):http://mothergooseclub.com/rhymes.php?cat=food&id=176Listen to a narration of If All the World Were Paper:http://mothergooseclub.com/rhymes.php?cat=food&id=176"If All the World Were Paper" lyrics:If all the world were paperAnd all the seas were inkAnd all the trees were bread and cheeseWhat should we have to drink?Additional Versions:Version 1If all the world were paper,And all the sea were ink,And all the trees were bread and cheese,What should we have to drink?Source: Songs the Children Love to Sing (1916)Version 2If all the world were apple pie,And all the sea were Ink;If all the trees were bread and cheese,How should we doe for drink.Source: GG's Garland (1810)Version 3If all the world were apple pie,And all the sea were ink,And all the trees were bread and cheese,What should we have to drink?It's enough to make an old man,Scratch his head and thinkSource: Harry's Ladder to Learning (c. 1850)
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