Ladybird Ladybird


Ladybird, ladybird
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And your children all gone;
All except one
And that's little Ann
And she has crept under
The warming pan.

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Information About Ladybird Ladybird

The song "Ladybird Ladybird" also known as "Ladybug Ladybug" in the United States is an old English nursery rhyme. The rhyme first appeared in print in an English nursery rhymes collection of 1744.

This rhyme speaks about Ladybirds, brightly-colored red and black spotted insects around which there is some superstitious belief. People superstitiously believed that killing a ladybird brought bad luck, and using this verse would make them fly off. Another belief was that if a ladybird lands on you; if it then flies away again, your wish will come true.

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In this version Ann is under the pudding pan

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home!
Your house is on fire, your children all gone,
All but one, and her name is Ann,
And she crept under the pudding pan.

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