“Little Bo-Peep” is an English nursery rhyme. The morale of its lyrics is that falling asleep can bring you face to face with the consequences.
We find the song’s first recording in James William Elliott’s National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs (1870).
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1. Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
and doesn’t know where to find them;
leave them alone, and they’ll come home,
wagging their tails behind them.
2. Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
and dreamt she heard them bleating;
but when she awoke, she found it a joke,
they were still a-fleeting.
3. Then up she took her little crook,
determined for to find them;
she found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
for they’d left their tails behind them.
4. It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
into a meadow hard by,
there she espied their tails side by side,
all hung on a tree to dry.
5. She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
and over the hillocks went rambling,
and tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
to tack each again to its lambkin.
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