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Mary Had A Little Lamb Lyrics:
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to school one day
which was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play
to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned it out,
but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.
Why does the lamb love Mary so?
the eager children cry.
Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know.
the teacher did reply
“Mary’s Had Little Lamb” is a beautiful rhyme for kids telling the story of a girl who one day is taking her lamb to school.
The lyrics belong to American writer Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) and the musical sheet was written by the composer Lowel Mason in the 1830s.
The story of Mary’s little lamb originates from a true story. It happened to a 14 year old girl whose name was Mary Sawyer who, encouraged by her brother, is taking her lamb with her to school. Of course she couldn’t keep her pet unnoticed and the lamb was soon everybody’s distraction, becoming famous for this.
There are some theories that the poem or part of it would be written by a young John Roulstone who was visiting the school that day.