Children’s song, U.K.
“Jack and Jill” is a traditional English nursery rhyme which dates back at least to the 18th century. The phrase of the two names suggests, possibly, a romantically attached couple, as in the proverb “A good Jack makes a good Jill”.
The rhyme has traditionally been seen as a nonsense verse, particularly as the couple go up a hill to find water, which is often thought to be found at the bottom of hills. Vinegar and brown paper were a home cure used as a method to draw out bruises on the body. The phrase “Jack and Jill” was in use in England as early as the 16th century to indicate a boy and a girl.
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“Jack and Jill” lyrics
1. Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
2. Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper.
3. When Jill came in how she did grin
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Mother vexed did whip her next
For causing Jack’s disaster.
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“Jack and Jill” Teaching idea and activities
The song can be sung as a canon (round), where the second entry comes on measure 5.