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The Mary Had A Little Lamb nursery rhyme is a classic that pretty much everyone knows. The origin of Mary Had A Little Lamb dates back to the late 19th century and has deep roots in American history. Here are some facts about Mary Had A Little Lamb you may not have known.

History Of This Nursery Rhyme

Mary Had A Little Lamb is rare in the fact that it is backed by an actual story that historians can confirm. In the late 1800's, a young student named Mary Sawyer decided to bring her pet lamb to school. Of course, this spurred excitement among the students and staff to occur.

A young man named John Roulstone happened to be visiting the school that day and was inspired by the incident. Mr. Roulstone returned to the school the next day with the original first three stanzas of the nursery rhyme written.

There is still some debate about the original lyrics to Mary Had A Little Lamb. Some people think that John Roulstone only wrote the first four lines. Sara Josepha Hale is considered to have written the other 12 lines. Some people also believe that Sarah Josepha Hale wrote the entire poem herself.

Mary Had A Little Lamb’s Place In History

The school discussed in the nursery rhyme is believed to be the Redstone School in Sudbury Massachusetts. There is a statue which represents the Mary Had A Little Lamb rhyme in Sudbury’s town center. Famous inventor and American icon Henry Ford actually purchased the Redstone School and relocated it to a different property.

Another tie that Mary Had A Little Lamb has to American history is it's connection to the great inventor Thomas Edison. Mary Had A Little Lamb was the original recording on Edison’s new phonograph in 1877. The earliest recording of this nursery rhyme dates back to 1878 and was recently recovered by 3D imaging technology in 2012.

Our channel is ecstatic to present you a piece of American history; the Mary Had A Little Lamb rhyme in high-quality audio. The Mary Had A Little Lamb Song is an important part of many people’s childhoods that you can now share with a younger generation. You can find the Mary Had A Little Lamb lyrics below. Thank you for visiting our page!

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