“Little Boy Blue”

A nursery rhyme:

Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn;
But where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack fast asleep.

Words Nearby “Little Boy Blue”

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How to use “Little Boy Blue” in a sentence

  • The "Little Boy Blue" rhyme, it has been urged, had only reference to the butcher's boy.

  • To know the little boy blue in his domestic life had been my desire for years.

    A Bird-Lover in the West | Olive Thorne Miller
  • Away like a flash went the little boy blue and alighted in a tree beside the house.

    Little Brothers of the Air | Olive Thorne Miller
  • Yet it developed that Little Boy Blue had not wept until he had borne up a long time with great fortitude.

    Everychild | Louis Dodge
  • Little Boy Blue checked his grief long enough to stare at Cinderella incredulously.

    Everychild | Louis Dodge