Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle right up to his middle
And never went there again!
The History behind the words and lyrics!
The origins and history of this Nursery Rhyme are in England, which is clear due
to the reference to the English county of Gloucestershire (Doctor Foster went to Gloucester). A warning to a child in days gone by, prior to modern roads, that what could appear to be a shallow puddle could in fact be far
deeper! An attempt to keep a child clean and safe! The origins of this nursery rhyme are reputed to lie in English history dating
back to the Plantagenant reign in the 13th century when King Edward 1 was reputed to have visited Gloucester and fell from his
horse into a large muddy puddle! He was so humiliated by this event that he refused to ever return to the town of Gloucester ever again!