Nursery Rhymes

Cross Patch

We have placed this Nursery Rhyme in our category 'Lost Lyrics of an Old Nursery Rhyme'. The nursery rhyme 'Cross Patch, draw the latch' uses a descriptive word Crosspatch to describe a bad-tempered person.

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Cross Patch
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Cross Patch, draw the latch,
Sit by the fire and spin;
Take a cup, and drink it up,
Then call your neighbours in.

Cross Patch
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

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