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Mother Goose
Mother Goose is a well-known figure in the literature of fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Mother Goose is best known in the United States; in the United Kingdom and other English speaking nations the designation "nursery rhymes" is more common.. Most people in the UK now only know Mother Goose as a title for a Christmas pantomime - the tales have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes, including one called "Mother Goose". Mother Goose is the name given to an archetypical country woman, who is supposedly the originator of the Mother Goose stories and rhymes. Yet no specific writer has ever been identified with such a name, of which the first known mention appears in an aside in a versified chronicle of weekly happenings that appeared regularly for several years, Jean Loret's La Muse Historique (in 1660). His remark, ...comme un conte de la Mere Oye (" a Mother Goose story") shows that the term was already familiar.

bah, bah, black sheep
Bah, bah, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, marry have I,
Three bags full;... [read poem]
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