Jack and Jill Rhymes followed by its meaning


Jack and Jill Rhymes is one popular rhymes taught in school to all the kids. Do you know when this rhymes started to spread. Would you like to know about the true story hidden inside this poem. Read article for more interesting factors

Jack and Jill



"Jack and Jill" is one popular nursery rhyme during the stage of kindergarten. It also attracts elders to teach them to their kid at home even before they step in to their schools. It is a well known classic nursery rhyme which is present among English speaking world. It is been said to be known that the rhymes existences found at least from the 18th century. The song is also called as "Jack and Gill", especially on the early versions. Various meaning and references are given on the rhymes however there is no proper record to describe the meaning of the actual rhymes.

Older version:


The lyrics that spread around the world as a well known Jack and Jill which is,

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.


Newer version:


Later the rhymes added up few lines which is,

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.

Origin of the rhymes and its meaning:


We still are not aware of the true origin of the rhymes Jack and Jill however there are so many theories that take ownership of the rhymes.

When was it published


Way back in the year 1760s a famous publisher called John Newbery published Mother Goose's Melody. Hence it is said that the characters Jack and Jill are part of canon of Mother Goose.

Although the meaning suits the song there are many other several theories that are said for this rhyme. Here are few theories for you

1. Due to time of plague the rate of currency dollars and cents went up and down. Hence they refer Jack and Jill to dollar and cent

2. Cardinal Wolsey and Bishop Tarbes who was referred as Jack and Gill was unable to peace the French government on their king wedding with Mary Tudor leading them in raise of tax.

3. There was King Louis XVI of France was throw away from his crown and was beheaded (Jack fell down and broke his crown). Queen Marie Antoinette (Jill came tumbling after).

Apart from these there are many such theories spread across the country referring to the meaning of the rhymes Jack and Jill.


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