Cold and Raw the North Winds Blow - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


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

Cold and Raw the North Wind Doth Blow

Cold and raw the north wind doth blow,
Bleak in the morning early;
All the hills are covered with snow,
And winter's now come fairly.

Told this way, it's reminiscent of The North Wind Doth Blow.



Read by Allyson Hester of Athens, Georgia for Librevox.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration is from Mother Goose, The Original Volland Edition (1915), edited and arranged by Eulalie Osgood Grover and illustrated by Frederick Richardson (with some graphical editing by Mama Lisa). This rhyme can be found in The Only True Mother Goose Melodies (c. 1833). It can also be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.