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Polly put the kettle on: lyrics
The lyrics of the nursery rhyme In 1797 a man wrote and published the lyrics to this nursery rhyme. The origins were based on the man having five children - two boys and three girls. There were constant arguments as the boys wanted to play soldiers and the girls wanted to play house! If the girls wanted to get rid of their brothers they would sometimes pretend to start a game of 'tea party' and Polly would put the toy kettle on - as soon as the boys left Sukey (or Susan) would take it off again! Their father was so amused by this ploy that he set it to words and added the music which is still played today!
Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, We'll all have tea. Sukey take it off again, Sukey take it off again, Sukey take it off again, They've all gone away.
Polly put the kettle on rhyme: history and origins