LITTLE BOY BLUE
Come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow;
The cow's in the corn.
is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haycock, fast asleep.
you wake him?
No, not I;
For if I do, he's sure to cry.
El niño de azul
Vino a cuidar ovejas
Y vacas en el corral.
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.