Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow the cow's in the corn.
But where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack fast asleep.
Will you wake him? No, not I -
for if I do, he's sure to cry
of the story
Unlike other Nursery Rhymes the words and lyrics cannot be closely
connected to any
historical figure in European history. There is, however, a
doubtful theory that 'Little Boy Blue' could refer to Cardinal
Thomas Wolsey dating back to English Tudor history (although the
origins and lyrics cannot be connected to any events in his life). Neither does
the rhyme have a
moral objective or used to demonstrates any specific use of the English language.
The most common belief is that the origins of this nursery are not
based on actual events or people in history but is
merely a reflection of peaceful country life which would appeal to
the imagination of a young child