"In Norfolk, UK a lady bird is called a 'bishy barney bee'. The name may be derived from the red cloak worn by a Bishop Barnabas or from the 'bloody bishop' who killed many Protestants or from the red cloak worn by the Virgin Mary in some mediaeval pictures of her. All of these derivations are open to question.

When I was a child if you got a lady bird on your hand you would say..." -Christine

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Christine Dewbury for sharing this rhyme with us!