Baa, baa, black sheep - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*A History of Nursery Rhymes (1899) by Percy B. Green has these 2 lines as:

"And one for the little child
That cried in the lane."

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Here's the version in the 2nd mp3:

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry, have I,
Three bags full:
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives in the lane.

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Here's the version from The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (Published and Copyrighted in Boston in 1833 by Munroe & Francis ):

Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes, marry have I, three bags full,
One for my master, and one for my dame,
And one for the little boy that lives in the lane.

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Here's the version from The Real Mother Goose (1916):

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry, have I,
Three bags full;

One for my master,
One for my dame,
But none for the little boy
Who cries in the lane.

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1st MP3: Mama Lisa and Papa Pom

You'll find the words to the following mp3's in the Notes.

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2nd MP3: Ruth Golding.

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3rd mp3 recording performed by 17 talented university student musicians who were sisters in the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women at California State University-Stanislaus in 2007. The musical score the recording is based on comes from Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911) arranged by Alfred Moffat.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Baa, baa, black sheep

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Illustrations from: The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright, The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, An Alphabet of Old Friends (1874) by Walter Crane, H. Willebeck Le Mair from Our Old Nursery Rhymes (1911), arranged by Alfred Moffat.

The tune and sheet music are from The Baby's Opera by Walter Crane.

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