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Miss Lucy Had a Baby Nursery Rhyme

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Overview

In this unit, we will learn about ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’, a nursery rhyme. We will discuss the lyrics of this rhyme and summary also. We will also learn some rhyming words used in this rhyme. Takeaway points from this unit are:

  • Lyrics of the Rhyme Miss Lucy had a Baby

  • Summary and Explanation of the Rhyme

  • Rhyming Words

Introduction to the Rhyme

Miss Lucy is the main character in the song ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’ Nursery Rhyme. The song was introduced in 1843. The nickname ‘Tiny Tim’ has been used in the context of art and literature. Tiny Tim is the nickname of a fictional character Timothy Cratchit in ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.


Miss Lucy had a Baby


Miss Lucy had a Baby

Miss Lucy had a Baby Lyrics

Let us learn the lyrics of the rhyme:


Miss Lucy had a baby

She named him Tiny Tim

She put him in the bath tub

To see if he could swim.


He drank up all the water

He ate up all the soap

He tried to eat the bathtub

But it wouldn’t go down his throat.


Miss Lucy called the doctor

Miss Lucy called the nurse

Miss Lucy called the lady

With the alligator purse.


“Mumps!” said the doctor

“Measles!” said the nurse

“Nothing!” said the lady

With the alligator purse.


Out walked the doctor

Out walked the nurse

Out walked the lady 

With the alligator purse.


Miss Lucy had a Baby Song


Miss Lucy had a Baby Song

Summary of the Rhyme

The rhyme is about a lady named Miss Lucy who had a baby. His name was Tiny Tim. She put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim. He drank all the water and ate soap. He tried to eat the bathtub but could not do that as it did not go down his throat. Miss Lucy called the doctor, nurse and a lady with an alligator purse. The doctor said he is having mumps, the nurse said he was having measles, and the lady said that he is alright. After that, all three walked out.


Baby taking Bath in Bathing Tub


Baby taking Bath in Bathing Tub

Rhyming Words

Rhyming words are those words which have the same ending sound. We will understand rhyming words by taking some examples from the rhyme lyrics.


Let us discuss rhyming words used in this rhyme:

  • Drank up-ate up

  • Nurse-purse

Conclusion 

In this unit, we discussed the rhyme named “Miss Lucy had a baby”, which is a traditionally sung children’s song. In this rhyme, there is a lady named Miss Lucy who had a baby, and the rhyme is about the baby when he was taking a bath in the bathtub.

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FAQs on Miss Lucy Had a Baby Nursery Rhyme

1. What is the nickname of the baby of Miss Lucy in the rhyme?

In the rhyme, there is a lady named Miss Lucy who had a baby. Miss Lucy gives him a nickname, Tiny Tim.

2. Is there any other version of the rhyme ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’?

The rhyme ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’ has many versions. For example: ‘Miss Susie had a Baby’, ‘Miss Lucy had a steamboat’, etc.

3. When was ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’ composed?

The rhyme ‘Miss Lucy had a Baby’ was first composed in the 1880s.


Overview

In this unit, we will learn about ‘Miss Lucy had a baby’, a nursery rhyme. We will discuss the lyrics of this rhyme and summary also. We will also learn some rhyming words used in this rhyme. Takeaway points from this unit are:

  • Lyrics of the Rhyme Miss Lucy had a Baby

  • Summary and Explanation of the Rhyme

  • Rhyming Words