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Little Poll Parrot | Lyrics & Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

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History for 'Little Poll Parrot'

Little Poll Parrot, like Little Jack Horner and Little Miss Muffet, is an example of a nursery rhyme with six dactylic lines. A dactyl is the basic repeating rhythmic unit that is usually two, three, or four syllables in length. Little Poll Parrot is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme that is believed to have originated in the seventeenth century. The earliest known printing was in a 1840s collection by James Orchard Halliwell.

Lyrics for 'Little Poll Parrot'

Little Poll Parrot
Sat in his garret
Eating toast and tea;
A little brown mouse
Jumped into the house,
And stole it all away.


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