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Watch One Two Buckle My Shoe in HD! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=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:"Little Boy Blue" theoretically alludes to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (1475-1530), a prominent English statesman and figure in the Roman Catholic Church during the reign of Henry VIII. Wealthy and arrogant ("blowing one's horn"), Wolsey was disliked among both the courtiers and commoners of England. The line "where's the boy who look after the sheep?" alludes to Wolsey's efforts to profit for himself rather than the good of the country. It is suggested that the title "Little Boy Blue" was derived from Wolsey's Blazon of Arms that featured the faces of four leopards as opposed to traditional scarlet cardinal robes. Because open criticism of the Cardinal would have been punished with harsh penalty or death, this rhyme is suggested to have been a masked message of rebellion opposing Wolsey's selfish greed.Download a printable coloring page for Little Boy Blue (just click print):http://mothergooseclub.com/rhymes.php?cat=favorites&id=131Listen to a narration of Little Boy Blue:http://mothergooseclub.com/rhymes.php?cat=favorites&id=131"Little Boy Blue" lyrics:Little boy blue,Come blow your horn.The sheep's in the meadow.The cow's in the corn.Where is the boyWho looks after the sheep?He's under the haystack,Fast asleep.Additional versions:Version 1Little boy blue,Come blow your horn.The sheep's in the meadow.The cow's in the corn.Where is the boyWho looks after the sheep?He's under the haystack,Fast asleep.(Mother Goose Club Version)Version 2Little boy blue,Come blow your horn,There's sheep in the meadowAnd cows in the corn;Where is the boyThat looks after the sheep?He's under the hay-cockFast asleep.Source: Wier, Songs the Children Love to Sing (1916)Version 3Little boy blue,Come blow your horn;The sheep's in the meadow,The cow's in the corn.Where's the little boyThat looks after the sheep?He's under the hay-cock,fast a-sleep.Will you wake him?No, not I;For if I do,he'll be sure to cry.Source: Smith, The Little Mother Goose (1912)
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