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Ding Dong Bell Nursery Poem For Kids

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"Ding Dong Bell" is a popular English nursery rhyme dating back to the 16th century. The rhyme tells the story of a cat that plays with a bell tied around its neck. It's a simple and catchy tune often recited or sung to young children, featuring repetitive lyrics and a playful rhythm. The rhyme is beloved for its charming simplicity and is commonly used as a part of early childhood education and entertainment.

Ding Dong Bell Nursery Rhyme

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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