Who wrote it’s raining it’s pouring?

What is the story behind the nursery rhyme it raining it’s pouring?

Little is known about the origins of the song, but we believe it originated in England (well renown for its rainy weather!) The rhyme was often sang by children when they could not go out to play. … In the UK it is common for people to say that “It’s pouring” rather than say “It’s pouring with rain”.

Where did the song it’s raining it’s pouring originate from?

The earliest known audio recording of the song was made in 1939 in New York by anthropologist and folklorist Herbert Halpert and is held in the Library of Congress. Charles Ives added musical notes 1939, and a version of it was copyrighted in 1944 by Freda Selicoff.

Who is the old man in its raining its pouring?

The old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head. And he couldn’t get up in the morning. And, as often happens when someone starts singing that rhyme, I wonder: What does that last line mean exactly?

What are the origins of Baa Baa Black Sheep?

Baa Baa Black Sheep is about the medieval wool tax, imposed in the 13th Century by King Edward I. Under the new rules, a third of the cost of a sack of wool went to him, another went to the church and the last to the farmer.

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Why did Polly put the kettle on?

“Polly put the kettle on” was published in 1797. … When the girls wanted to play without their brothers they would pretend to start a game of tea party “Polly put the kettle on” and the daughter, called Polly, would put the toy kettle on! As soon as the brothers left Sukey (or Susan) would take it off again!