Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master, one for the dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Educational reasons of the nursery rhyme lyrics
The reason to the words and history to this song were to associate wool and
wool products with the animal that produces it, not to mention the
sound that a sheep would make! The first grasp of language for a
child or baby is to imitate the sounds or noises that animals make onomatopoeia (words sound like their meaning e.g. baa baa). The first publication date for the lyrics to this famous
nursery rhyme can be dated back to 1744.