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Humpty Song

Humpty Song

Hey! You must have read and sung multiple poems, songs, and rhymes. But this song ‘Humpty Dumpty’ is just amazing. Humpty Dumpty is also the most popular and favourite children’s character in the English-speaking world. Does your friend or your elder brother call you ‘Humpty Dumpty’? What does it mean?

You will get a lot of new and surprising information about everyone’s all-time favourite song. But before that, let’s read the most famous and popular nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty once.

Humpty Dumpty Song

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again.

How's it? Do you enjoy reading this highly popular nursery rhyme and can not get over to reading it again and again? Yes, it might happen, because it is beautifully composed. The melody of this song makes a connection with the soul.

What Does Humpty Dumpty Mean?

Humpty Dumpty, the most adorable and charming character in the English language, is loved by dictionary makers too. And, it got its place in the English literature dictionaries. It probably means an ‘egg’ as the character of the original poem in imaginary form is shown as a large-shaped character.

The phrase Humpty Dumpty is also used in general language too for a short fat person. Are you a Humpty Dumpty?

Do you know many poets or novelists consider that Humpty Dumpty was originally a riddle! So, if you think of the first four lines as a riddle, what would be your answer? It is an egg. A large shaped egg that fell from the wall, broke, and could not be arranged again.

What is the Origin of Humpty Dumpty?

Humpty Dumpty, the most famous and well-known nursery rhyme, was composed long long ago,  in the 18th century. You know when it was written, it was in a different form. 

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Four-score Men and Four-score more,

Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.

Can you find the difference between the song you sang earlier and the above one? Yes, you got it. The last two lines. Actually, when this poem came, people loved it a lot. As time passed, some renowned poets modified the poem a little bit and came up with their new version. 

One of the other popular versions came up in the 19th century.

Humpty Dumpty lay in a beck.

With all his sinews around his neck;

Forty doctors and forty wrights

Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty to rights!

The modern-day version is the most loving and everyones’ favourite version. Surprisingly, as we get new versions of Humpty Dumpty, novelists and authors interpret the poems in different ways and make the stories for each version.

Alice and Humpty Dumpty

Alice and Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty and the Science

Humpty Dumpty plays a vital role in the world of Science. Very famous Newton’s law and the law of thermodynamics could be easily understood by the rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’.  

When you get a little older, you will study how Humpty Dumpty fell and why it could not be arranged in its earlier form. But for now, ask your parents how and why Humpty Dumpty falls.

Some Interesting Facts

  • American Actor and dancer George L. Fox gave wide recognition to the character Humpty Dumpty with his pantomime art. 

  • Humpty Dumpty, a popular character, has appeared in many English works of literature. 

  • The rhyme Humpty Dumpty was first recorded by composer James William Elliott in his National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs (London, 1870).

Question for You

Hope you enjoy reading the poem and related information. Now, we have a question for you. Hey, no worries! It is related to Humpty Dumpty. Can you guess which comes first, Humpty Dumpty – An Egg or Chicken?

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FAQs on Humpty Dumpty

1. Which is the child's most favourite version of the nursery rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’?

The modern-day version, which was published in the mid-twentieth century, is the most famous and favourite among children.

2. Why do people consider Humpty Dumpty as an egg?

‘Humpty Dumpty’ is considered as a riddle and its answer would be an egg. Also, when the actor George L. Fox performed Humpty Dumpty, he acted like an egg, which made people think Humpty Dumpty as an egg.