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"Little Boy Blue."
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1901 illustration by William Wallace Denslow
Nursery rhyme
Published c. 1744
Songwriter(s) Unknown.
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"Little Boy Blue" is a popular English-language nursery rhyme, often used in popular culture. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 11318.

Lyrics

A common version of the rhyme is:

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is that boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack, fast asleep.
Will you wake him? Oh no, not I,
For if I do, he'll surely cry.

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