Mary had a little lamb

November 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go.

This song is one of those that seems to lend itself to different tunes and all sorts of additional verses. According to wikipedia the rhyme can be attributed to Sarah Josepha Hale who was an American school teacher. In versions I have come across the first verse is usually the same, and the lamb often goes to school, but thereafter Mary and her little lamb can go anywhere! It obviously appeals to the imagination, as versions of the song have been recorded by the likes of Otis Redding, Paul McCartney and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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