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See Saw Margery Daw Rhyme

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An Overview of the Rhyme

See Saw Margery Daw is an old song that was first recorded in the mother goose’s Melody collection in 1765, London. The tune was associated with the song later near 170 by William Elliot. He was the author of the national nursery rhymes and songs. This song is also a game song that can be played by the kids on see-saw while playing and singing together.

See Saw Margery Daw

See Saw Margery Daw

See Saw Margery Daw Lyrics

New Version

See Saw Margery Daw,
Jacky shall have a new master;
Jacky shall earn but a penny a day,
Because he can’t work any faster.

Older Version

See-saw, Margery Daw,
Sold her bed and lay on the straw;
Sold her bed and lay upon hay
And pisky came and carried her away.
For wasn’t she a dirty slut
To sell her bed and lie in the dirt?

Singing Game

See Saw Margery Daw is a very famous playground song that was started in 18th Century. As a game, it was first recorded in 1700 and it is also called a “see-saw” game. It is played by two children. The rule of the game is that seesaws are sung by two kids moving front and back by holding the band or their hand on a see-saw balance.

Children Playing on SeeSaw

Children Playing on SeeSaw

Meaning of the Poem

In this song, Jacky is a lazy person that should have a new master and Jacky should earn one penny a day because he was very lazy and can’t work faster.

As we have learnt about the meaning of the song. Let’s understand the meaning of new words that are used in this poem so that we can use those words in our day to day life.

Lazy Person

Lazy Person

1. See-Saw

  • It’s a game.

  • It’s long and has fixed support.

See Saw

See Saw

Tips for Parents

The rhyme with see-saw is a singing game rhyme by which the kid will learn and enjoy the song by singing while playing the see-saw with it. So it is very important that kids recite the song and understand the meaning of the words that are used in the given song and enjoy it. Parents are requested to guide the children by showing them how the game has been played and the meaning of the words that they are reciting in it. And they should take care of the kids while they are on the see-saw.

Kids Playing With Parents

Kids Playing With Parents

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FAQs on See Saw Margery Daw Rhyme

1. When the see-saw Margery daw is written?

It was written in 1765.

2. What is the meaning of daw?

The meaning of daw is a lazy person.

3. Who is the lazy person in the See Saw Margery Daw song?

Jacky is the lazy person in the see-saw Margery daw song. 

4. How many members can play a see-saw song?

Two members can play the see saw.