The traditional lyrics for Jack and Jill
The traditional lyrics for Jack and Jill are:
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got, and home did trot,– Mother Goose
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.
The rhyme scheme
The rhyme scheme is AABCCB. This means the first and third lines contain internal rhymes, Jill/hill and down/crown, as well as got/trot, and dob/nob. Similarly, the third line has an external rhyme with the sixth line (after/water caper/paper). Although our pronunciation of water and after are not quite rhyme in sound. In Jack and Jill, each row has seven syllables. Rhymes like Little Miss Muffet also have a rhyme scheme of AABCCB but have more syllables per line.
The first lyrics for Jack and Jill
The first Jack and Jill rhyme date back to the 18th century. Still, the rhyme continues to be seen wherever nursery rhymes and mother goose rhymes are printed today. The Mother Goose meets Mother Nature series includes a version of Jack and Jill that teaches students about water and the states of matter.
Making new lyrics
Writing new lyrics can be a fun exercise and challenge students to begin making their own poems. Firstly, they first need to think of two names. It is helpful to keep the names at one syllable each to make the number of syllables per line total seven. Therefore, a one-syllable nickname is best if the child wants to make the rhyme about themself and a friend. After that, continue with where the characters will go or what they will do. The ending word will need to rhyme with one of the names chosen. Continue thinking of words that can replace the traditional lyrics but continue to maintain the correct number of syllables per line.
Sue and Joe went to a show
To watch a play with song;
Sue was glad but Joe was sad,
because musicals were long.
Ruth and Quinn can sit and spin
They both would never listen;
They loved to groove, then did move,
to a standing position.
Jade and Blake went to a lake
Deciding to rent a boat;
Only to fish, was their wish
If just they could stay afloat.
Try creating a rhyme that teaches the concepts you want your students to remember. There are endless ways you can rewrite the Jack and Jill Lyrics. In addition, Rhyme Zone can help you search for words that rhyme.
Lyrics for Jack and Jill and other nursery rhymes
Similarly, DawnStephensBooks uses the lyrics for Jack and Jill to teach about water and the three states of matter.
In conclusion, the lyrics for Jack and Jill follow a common pattern that helps children learn and remember new material.
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