For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Nursery Rhyme explaining consequences through its lyrics
A clever set of lyrics encouraging a child to apply logic to the consequences of their
actions. Perhaps used to gently chastise a child and explain the possible events that might follow a thoughtless act. The references to horses,
horseshoe, riders, kingdoms and battles indicate the origins of this nursery rhyme were probably set in English History