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Ding Dong Bell

"Ding Dong Bell" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song “Ding Dong Bell”, also known as Ding Dong Dell is a popular nursery rhyme with an educational theme against animal cruelty.


Ding, dong, bell,

Pussy's in the well.

Who put her in?

Little Johnny Flynn.

Who pulled her out?

Little Tommy Stout.

What a naughty boy was that,

To drown poor Pussy Cat,

Who never did him any harm,

But killed all the mice in the farmer's barn!

 

History of the Poem:

Its origin dates back to the 16th century England. The Ding Dong Bell rhyme was first recorded in 1580 by the organist of Winchester Cathedral, John Lant.The expression Ding Dong Bell was used by Shakespeare in several of his plays. However most of those works were published only in 1623 in the First Folio (years after his death) and the exact use or meaning of this rhyme is uncertain.

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