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Pat-a-cake
"Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man", "Pat-a-cake", "patty-cake" or "pattycake" is one of the oldest and most widely known surviving English nursery rhymes. It has a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 6486.[1]Contents1 Verse 2 Origins 3 Tune 4 Game 5 Tennis 6 NotesVerse[edit]Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B" And put it in the oven for baby and me!Origins[edit] The earliest recorded version of the rhyme appears in Thomas D'Urfey's play The Campaigners from 1698, where a nurse says to her charges: ...and pat a cake Bakers man, so I will master as I can, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and prick it, and throw't into the Oven. The next appearance is in Mother Goose's Melody, (c
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Pattycake (gorilla)
Pattycake, also known as Patty Cake (September 3, 1972 – March 31, 2013) was a female western lowland gorilla ( Gorilla
Gorilla
gorilla gorilla) born to Lulu and Kongo at the Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
in New York City. She was the first baby gorilla successfully born in captivity in New York. Months after her much publicized birth, Pattycake's arm was broken when it got stuck in her cage as her mother grabbed her away from her father. The incident was sensationally anthropomorphized in the media as a domestic dispute between Lulu and Kongo, but in reality experts thought it was a simple accident.[2] Her injury was treated at the Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo
while a custody dispute between the two zoos broke out in public and elicited a range of opinions from experts who believed Pattycake should be returned to her mother
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English Folk Dance And Song Society
The English Folk Dance and Song Society
English Folk Dance and Song Society
(EFDSS, or pronounced 'EFF-diss'[1]) was formed in 1932 when two organisations merged: the Folk-Song Society and the English Folk Dance Society.[2] The EFDSS, a member-based organisation, was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (no. 297142) in 1935 and became a registered charity (no. 305999) in England and Wales in 1963. The Folk-Song Society, founded in London in 1898,[3] focused on collecting and publishing, primarily folk songs of Britain and Ireland although there was no formal limitation. Participants included Lucy Broadwood, Kate Lee, Cecil Sharp, Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, George Barnet Gardiner,[4] Henry Hammond, Anne Gilchrist and Ella Leather.[5] The English Folk Dance Society was founded in 1911 by Cecil Sharp. Maud Karpeles was a leading participant
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Little Bo-Peep
"Little Bo-Peep" or " Little Bo-Peep
Little Bo-Peep
has lost her sheep" is a popular English language
English language
nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 6487.Contents1 Lyrics and melody 2 Additional verses 3 Origins and history 4 NotesLyrics and melody[edit]Little Bo-PeepMain melody for "Little Bo-Peep"Problems playing this file? See media help.As with most products of oral tradition, there are many variations to the rhyme. The most common modern version is: Little Bo-Peep
Little Bo-Peep
has lost her sheep, and doesn't know where to find them; leave them alone, And they'll come home, wagging their tails behind them.[1]19th century educational gameLittle Bo-Peep, by Walter Crane, c
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Old King Cole
"Old King Cole" is a British nursery rhyme first attested in 1708. Though there is much speculation about the identity of King Cole, it is unlikely that he can be identified reliably as any historical figure. It has a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 1164. The poem describes a merry king who called for his pipe, bowl, and musicians, with the details varying among versions
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William Wallace Denslow
William Wallace Denslow
William Wallace Denslow
(/ˈdɛnsloʊ/; May 5, 1856 – March 29, 1915), professionally W.W. Denslow, was an American illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.[1] Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics[citation needed], which has fueled political interpretations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Born in Philadelphia, Denslow spent brief periods at the National Academy of Design and the Cooper Union
Cooper Union
in New York, but was largely self-educated and self-trained
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Peter Piper
"Peter Piper" is an English-language
English-language
nursery rhyme and well-known alliteration tongue-twister
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Polly Put The Kettle On
"Polly Put the Kettle On" is a popular English language
English language
nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 7899. Lyrics[edit]Advertisement for the 1916 film, b
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Pussy Cat Pussy Cat
"Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat" is a popular English language
English language
nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 15094.[1]Contents1 Lyrics and melody 2 Origins 3 References in popular culture 4 NotesLyrics and melody[edit] Common modern versions include:Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit the Queen. Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair.[2]The melody commonly associated with the rhyme was first noted by the composer and nursery rhyme collector James William Elliott in his National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs (1870).[3]For the original version, there is no 'do' in 'what did you there'. The poem was translated in Russian by a Soviet writer, translator and children's poet of Jewish origin, Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak
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Horrible Histories
The Telegraph 21 Feb 2013.[1] Horrible Histories is an educational entertainment franchise encompassing many media including books, magazines, audio books, stage shows, TV shows, and more. In 2013, Lisa Edwards, UK publishing and commercial director of Scholastic Corporation, described Horrible Histories as one of the company's "crown jewels", and said it is at an "advanced stage of evolution"
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Little Miss Muffet
"Little Miss Muffet" is a nursery rhyme, one of the most commonly printed in the mid-twentieth century.[1] It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20605.Contents1 Lyrics 2 Origins and meaning 3 Alternative lyrics 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLyrics[edit]Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey; Along came a spider[2] Who sat down beside her And frightened Miss Muffet away.[1] (the "her" in line 3 in older versions is "of".)Origins and meaning[edit] The rhyme first appeared in print in 1805, in a book titled Songs for the Nursery. Like many such rhymes, its origins are unclear
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique.[a][b] Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is ten digits long if assigned before 2007, and thirteen digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-specific and varies between countries, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN identification format was devised in 1967, based upon the 9-digit Standard Book
Book
Numbering (SBN) created in 1966
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I. Opie And P. Opie
Iona Margaret Balfour Opie, CBE, FBA (13 October 1923 – 23 October 2017)[1] and Peter Mason Opie (25 November 1918 – 5 February 1982) were a married team of folklorists, who applied modern techniques to children's literature, summarised in their studies The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951) and The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959). They were also noted anthologists, and assembled large collections of children's literature, toys, and games.Contents1 Overview 2 Opie Collections 3 Selected works 4 See also 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksOverview[edit] Iona Margaret Balfour Archibald was born in Colchester, Essex, England. She was a researcher and writer on European folklore and children's street culture.[citation needed] She is considered an authority on children's rhymes, street & playground games and the Mother Goose
Mother Goose
tradition
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
(VWML) is the library and archive of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
English Folk Dance and Song Society
(EFDSS), located in the society's London headquarters, Cecil Sharp
Cecil Sharp
House. It is a multi-media library comprising books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, photographic images and sound recordings, as well as manuscripts, field notes, transcriptions etc. of a number of the most distinguished collectors of folk music and dance traditions in the British Isles. According to A Dictionary of English Folklore, "..
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Thomas D'Urfey
Thomas D'Urfey (a.k.a. Tom Durfey; 1653 – 26 February 1723) was an English writer and wit. He composed plays, songs, and poetry, in addition to writing jokes. He was an important innovator and contributor in the evolution of the Ballad
Ballad
opera.Contents1 Life 2 Death 3 Quotes 4 References 5 External linksLife[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)D'Urfey was born in Devonshire and began his professional life as a scrivener, but quickly turned to the theatre
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