"A Nursery Rhyme,
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Ladybird ladybird: lyrics
Situational Nursery Rhyme
"Ladybird, ladybird" would be chanted by a small child when this pretty, little, inoffensive insect landed on their person. If the ladybird did not fly away of its own accord the child would gently blow it away chanting "Ladybird Ladybird fly away home". This insect is commonly found every summer in the gardens of Britain - the most common colour is red with black spots, less common are the yellow variety. This nursery rhyme is purely situational and has no basis in history for its origins.
Ladybird ladybird fly away home,
Your house in on fire and your children are gone,
All except one and that's little Ann,
For she crept under the frying pan.
Ladybird ladybird rhyme: origins & history