Wartime Nursery Rhymes

A First World War Collection

Nina Macdonald

Nina Macdonald

Distributed for British Library

80 pages | 4 1/2 x 6 | © 2014
Cloth $12.00 ISBN: 9780712357364 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
This collection of patriotic nursery rhymes, first published in 1918, was designed to instruct British children about wartime conditions: the necessity of rationing, the bravery of wounded soldiers, and the villainy of the Kaiser. Republished for the first time since 1918 to commemorate the outbreak of World War I, Wartime Nursery Rhymes offers unique insights into a little-known aspect of the war: the experience of children on the home front. This book will make a perfect gift for children of all ages and will also be welcomed by World War I enthusiasts as well as collectors of children’s books.
The House that Jack Built
Simple Simon
O Dear, What Can the Matter Be?
This Little Pig Flew to Margate
There Was an Old Woman of Pisa
Higgledy, Piggledy
Ding, Dong, Bell
If All the World Were Now at Peace
Planning Rations
Hush, My Baby, Crying
Baa-Baa, Black Sheep
I Saw a Ship Come Sailing
There Was a Little Hun
Three Blind Mice
Where Are You Going to, My Pretty Maid?
Daddy Is a Soldier
Little Bo-Peep
Little Polly Flinders
Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat, Where Have You Been?
Willy Was a German
Little Boy Blue
Girls and Boys
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
Lady-Bird, Lady-Bird
Little Miss Muffet
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary Lullaby (after Sir Walter Scott)
Billy’s Boast
Old Kaiser William
The Lion in a Uniform
There’s a River in France
Little Tommy Tucker
Old Mother Hubbard
Search-Lights in the Sky Afar
Little Jack Horner
See-Saw, Margery Daw
Sing a Song of War-Time
Dickory, Dickory, Dock
Jack and Jill
What Are Soldiers Made Of?
I Do Not Like You, Kaiser Bill
A Pig He Would A-Fighting Go
How Doth the Little Busy Wife
Uncle Sam
Ten Silly-Billy Boys
Billy’s Fall
Three Little Bunnies
Little Lumps of Sugar
There Was a Crooked Man
An Eagle Flew into the Zoo
A Was an Aeroplane
The Alphabet
One, Two
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