"A Nursery Rhyme,
the first step to
your children's education"
A wise old owl, the lyrics
The origins and history of 'A wise old owl'
The origins and history of this nursery rhyme is vague but its meaning
is not, it basically would be told to a child in an attempt
to instil the wisdom of observing and keeping quiet! The association of the lyrics of this nursery rhyme derive from the saying 'a wise old owl' based on an owl's behaviour of watching and patiently waiting when hunting its prey
"Children should be seen and not heard!"
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
A wise old owl nursery rhyme: origins & history