North wing doth blow or the robin lyrics and origins in history

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The North wind doth blow: lyrics

'The North Wind doth blow' or 'The Robin'?
This nursery rhyme is referred to as either the North Wind doth blow or The Robin. It is British in its origins - believed to have originated as far back as 16th century history and using the olde English word 'doth'. The purpose of the rhyme is to ensure that a child associates security and warmth to home whilst empathising with the plight of the robin.


The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

The North wind doth blow rhyme: origin & history