45. Humpty Dumpty

A Candle

Lyrics: Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King’s horses, and all the King’s men
Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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This is an old English nursery rhyme, originally a riddle because the rhyme does not state that it is about an egg, describe a character. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in the 17th century the term “humpty dumpty” referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale. It has been considered that the riddle is about a short and clumsy person.