Nursery Rhymes

The Cock Crows in the Morning

The cock crows in the morning
To tell us to rise,
And he that lies late
Will never be wise;
For early to bed,
And early to rise,
Is the way to be healthy
And wealthy and wise.

NOTE: This nursery rhyme was probably written in the nineteenth century. It is based upon two common proverbs. "Early to bed, early to rise" has been known in various forms since the thirteenth century and was noted in the writings of Sir Anthony Fitzherbert in 1470: "Sanat, sanctificat et ditay surgere mane. Early rising maketh a man whole in body , wholer in soul and richer in goods."


this is a nice ryhme for kids so that will tell them to go to sleep so dreams can come true

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