"A Nursery Rhyme,the first step toyour children's education"
Origin lost in the depths of time?Unable to trace a commonly agreed upon origin for this particular nursery rhyme however could be connected to Black Jack, a pirate who was notorious for escaping from the authorities in the late 16th century. The words and lyrics of this nursery rhyme cannot be further analysed due to the brevity of the text of the lyrics but could be associated with the old tradition and sport of 'candle leaping' which used to be practised at English fayres.
Jack be nimbleJack be quickJack jump overThe candlestick.
Jack be nimble nursery rhyme: origins and history