I Had a Little Nut Tree - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

James Orchard Halliwell's theoroized in his book The Nursery Rhymes of England (1843) that the "King of Spain's daughter" in this rhyme may be Juana La Loca of Castile (called Joanna The Mad). She visited Henry VII in 1506. Joanna was considered too mentally unstable to run the government of Spain, even though she was legally the Queen for many years.

Here's a painting of Joanna of Castile (1479 - 1555)...

Painting of Joanna of Castile

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - I Had a Little Nut Tree

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The 1st illustration, the sheet music, and midi tune all come from The Baby's Opera by Walter Crane (circa 1877). The 2nd illustration is from "Child's Play" by E. V. B. (1858).

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