LITTLE BOY BLUE

Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue,
Come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow;
The cow's in the corn.

Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haycock, fast asleep.

Will you wake him?
No, not I;
For if I do, he's sure to cry.


Gold bar

El niño de azul
Vino a cuidar ovejas
Y vacas en el corral.
¿Dónde está?
No lo puedo encontrar;
Sobre la paja dormido está.

This rhyme may be about Charles II during his stay in France. It is a criticism of his whiling away time in exile ("sleeping under the haystack") while the sheep were in the meadow and the cow in the corn (both places the animals should not be). In other words, his country was in disarray, lacking a shepherd.

Midi: Little Boy Blue




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