Nursery Rhymes

The Man in the Wilderness

We have placed this Nursery Rhyme, The man in the wilderness , in our category 'Lost Lyrics of an Old Nursery Rhyme'.

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The Man in the Wilderness
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

The man in the wilderness asked me
How many strawberries grew in the sea.
I answered him, as I thought good,
As many as red herrings grew in the wood.

The Man in the Wilderness
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

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