Mother Goose rhymes

The brief, traditional, anonymous verses, or nursery rhymes, learned by children in the English-speaking world. Among the best-known Mother Goose rhymes are “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Miss Muffet,” and “Old King Cole.”

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