Baa Baa Black Sheep Lyrics Original Kids Poem
Bah, Bah a black Sheep,
Have you any Wool?
Yes merry have I,
Three Bags full,
One for my master,
One for my Dame,
One for the little Boy
That lives down the lane.
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This page is about Baa Baa Black Sheep lyrics. Baa Baa Black Sheep is an English nursery rhyme, the earliest surviving version of which dates from 1731. The words have not changed much in two and a half centuries. It is sung to the tune of the "Old Mother Oxford" melody.
The rhyme is traditionally performed as a song, and uses a repeating verse-and-refrain format. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20605.
The rhyme is thought to be about the taxation of wool in medieval England, with the master and dame representing the King and Queen who were taxing the wool, and the little boy representing the people of England who were paying the taxes. The rhyme is also thought to have been written during the time of the enclosure of common land, when the wealthy were taking land away from small farmers.