Mary Had a Little Lamb

Another simple tune to learn on the fiddle is Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Mary Had a little Lamb is a nursery rhyme of 19th century American origin. It was first published by the Boston publishing firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon, as a poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was possibly inspired by an actual incident. In the 1830s, Lowell Mason set the nursery rhyme to a melody adding repetition in the verses.

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Whose fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day, school one day, school one day
He followed her to school one day
Which was against the rules.

It made the children laugh and play,
laugh and play, laugh and play,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

Here is my basic version of Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

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