Everytime dajie and I sing Baa Baa Black Sheep to the kids, i somehow always end up singing Twinkle Twinkle little star. I always thought I have a flair in medley creation.. yay right… and so, I decided to WIKI-it… ah ha! and now I present you YET another “一万个你不知道吧？”
This rhyme was first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book, the oldest surviving collection of English language nursery rhymes, published c. 1744 with the lyrics very similar to those still used today.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep is an English nursery rhyme, sung to a variant of the 1761 French melody Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman. The original form of the tune is used for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (AH HA! I knew it!) and the “Alphabet song“. The words have changed little in two and a half centuries as it has been suggested that the rhyme is a complaint against medieval English taxes on wool and in the twentieth century it was a subject of controversies in debates about “political correctness”.