One-third of the price of each bag, or sack sold, was for the king the master ; one-third to the monasteries, or church the dame ; and none to the poor shepherd the little boy who cries down the lane who had tirelessly tended and protected the flock. Georgie Porgie, Pudding and pie, Kissed the girls and made them cry; When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away. Despite his large size, George had also established for himself a rather poor reputation for his lusty romps with the fairer sex that involved several mistresses leaving a string of illegitimate children.
When he was 23 he fell in love with the beautiful Maria Anne Fitzherbert; he was so besotted with her that he persuaded her to go through with a secret marriage.
The marriage would never have been allowed as Maria was both a commoner, but much, much worse; she was a Roman Catholic! George later went on to marry Catherine of Brunswick , whom he despised so much that he even had her banned her from his coronation. And so George had made both the women in his life miserable kissed the girls and made them cry. George was well known for his foppish behaviour, and had apparently been at the rear of the class when badges for courage and bravery were handed out. That said, he did enjoy watching other people display these attributes; George was a great fan of bare-knuckle boxing.
During one of the illegal prize-fights that George attended, a boxer was knocked to floor and subsequently died of his injuries. Frightened of being implicated, the prince made a very quick exit from the scene when the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away. Although first published in , the origins to this rhyme may date back more than years, to the time of King Edward I.
Edward was known by several nicknames, a powerful man, over six feet tall he was often referred to as Longshanks, but he was also recognised as a clever and learned man and hence earned the title Dr Foster; the origins of the Foster are lost in time. The story goes that the king arrived during a storm and mistaking a shallow puddle for a deep ditch steered his horse in that direction.
Both horse and rider became trapped in the mire and had to be hauled out; infuriated and no doubt embarrassed by the humiliation, he vowed never to return to the town. Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after. The small village of Kilmersdon in north Somerset claims to be the home of the Jack and Jill rhyme. Local legend recalls how in the late 15th century, a young unmarried couple regularly climbed a nearby hill in order to conduct their liaison in private, away from the prying eyes of the village.
A few days later, Jill died whilst giving birth to their love child.
The origins to the lyrics however, appear to stem from two possible sources. One theory has its origins in the same grimy streets as those Victorian music halls, from the packed sweatshops of Shoreditch and Spitalfields that provided Londoners with their clothing. Your purchase will help us keep our site online! Visit our store. Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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