Saturday, 30 January 2016

Nursery Rhymes for 1916 Children


Sunday 30th January 1916:
By an anonymous contributor from Moreton House School, Dunstable.

Ride a cock horse
To Victoria Cross,
Be a brave soldier
Whatever it cost.
Gallant in khaki,
A gun in your fist,
You shall have honour,
As soon as you ‘list.

Tom, Tom, the Englishman,
Took a gun and away he ran,
The music rolled, the drums did beat,
As Tom went marching down the street.

Belgium the Buffet,
Sat on a tuffet,
Just in her usual way.
There came the great Kaiser,
Who sought to bestride her,
And drive little Belgium away.

Source: The Moretonia, December 1915 [Z930/1/2]

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