Baa Baa White Sheep

Information About Baa Baa White Sheep

"Baa Baa White Sheep" is an alternative to the popular nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

In 1986, controversy broke out over the lyrics of 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', which were viewed as racist.

There were allegations in 2002 that a school in London took action against the 'racist lyrics' and banned them, replacing the popular nursery rhyme with its white counterpart. The stories about this have been proven to be false, but many think that while the incident never happened, "Baa Baa White Sheep" is still gaining popularity because of a push for political correctness.

There are many sets of alternative lyrics that can be sung to this song; the original lyrics to "Baa Baa Black Sheep" most likely came about from complaints towards wool taxes placed in the 13th century.

This song is sung to the same tune as 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and 'The Alphabet Song', with some small differences.

Some other related variations of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" are "Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep" and "Baa Baa Pink Sheep, though they are not nearly as popular.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Another version you can sing to

White sheep white sheep
On a blue hill
When the wind stops
You all stand still
When the wind blows
You walk away slow
White sheep white sheep
Where do you go.

This one has a lost little lamb

Baa Baa White sheep, where's your little lamb?
She's down on the meadow and she can't get home.
The water's very deep and the hedge is very high,
poor little baby lamb don't you cry.

We have some goats in this version

Baa Baa White Sheep
Look over there
See all the nanny goats going to the fair
With white shoes and white socks
And white curly hair
See all the nanny goats going to the fair
Baa Baa Baa.

Lyrics With Pink Sheep

Baa Baa Pink Sheep.

Baa Baa pink sheep,
have you any spots?
Yes Sir, yes sir,
lots and lots.

One on my forehead,
and one on my tummy,
and one on my nose,
and that's NOT funny!

*alternate ending is "one on my bottom and that's not funny!"

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Bvbvb, Antigua And Barbuda

1 February 2012 at 10:09am

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Tania, United Kingdom

18 December 2011 at 8:43am

How is "white sheep" making it politically correct? Isn't that just making it part the old 'white supremist' nonsense. These seem to be alternative lyrics, the pink teaches body parts, and the white teaches clothing, I don't understand the problem.

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Fam, France

16 December 2010 at 12:46am

c'est super et excellente

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Jax, Canada

23 November 2010 at 11:45pm

real: baa baa black sheep

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Rameen, United Kingdom

22 October 2010 at 7:14pm

`Great Songs, loved the other version. I am a twilight fan and i love twilight

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Christina, Indianapolis, Us

17 October 2009 at 11:34pm

That's the version I grew up with as well Kirsty. The politically correct bit is getting old I think. I'm tired of seeing songs I loved being changed to be PC.

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Moe, Sydney

19 June 2009 at 5:42am

i love this

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Kirsty, Sussex, Uk

4 April 2009 at 3:27am

! The version we sing in the UK is:! Baa baa black sheep! Have you any wool?! Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.! One for the master,! One for the Dame,! And one for the little boy who lives down the lane. !

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Anael, Thailand

29 March 2009 at 1:13pm

My students are enjoying this songs specially my kinder class

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Pranay, Hyderabad India

5 February 2009 at 4:35am

it most useful for kids and they enjoyed alot

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