Nursery rhyme with lyrics and history of possible Scottish origins

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Little hen: the lyrics

Possible meaning or origins of the nursery rhyme lyrics
'Little Hen' is a term of endearment used in Scotland and therefore implies a rhyme with Scottish origins. The imagination of a child, however, takes all words and lyrics literally thus any pictures illustrating this story always show a little hen!

 
 

I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen,
She washed up the dishes and kept the house clean.
She went to the mill to fetch us some flour,
And always got home in less than an hour.
She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale,
She sat by the fire and told a fine tale!

Little Hen nursery rhyme: origins & history