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Miss Dolly Had A Polly

"Miss Polly Had a Dolly" is a beloved nursery rhyme that has been passed down through generations, captivating the hearts of children worldwide. Its catchy rhythm and simple lyrics make it a favourite among toddlers and preschoolers. The origins of "Miss Polly Had a Dolly" are somewhat elusive, as is the case with many traditional nursery rhymes. It is believed to have originated in England during the 18th century, a time when nursery rhymes were often used as a form of political satire or to convey hidden messages in a playful manner. 

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.

So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.

The doctor came with his bag and his hat

And he knocked at the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head

And he said “Miss Polly, put her straight to bed!”

He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill

“I’ll be back in the morning, yes I will, will, will.”

History Of Poem

A well-known children's nursery rhyme called "Miss Polly Had a Dolly" tells the tale of Miss Polly and her sick doll. Miss Polly calls for assistance from the nurse and doctor as she cares for her ill doll. She dresses the doll, bathes it, gives it medication, and does other such tasks. Little readers will find "Miss Polly Had a Dolly" to be a touching story that instils moral ideals of empathy and compassion. Children are taught the value of compassion and helping those in need by this rhyme, which also serves as an educational tool.

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