"Little Bo Peep" or "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep"
was an English nursery rhyme.
Originally, in the 14th century, a children's game called "to play bo peep"
The game had the punishment of being stood in a pillory,
a device for securing someone while whipping them,
The melody commonly associated with the rhyme was first recorded in 1870
by the composer and nursery rhyme collector James William Elliott
in his National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.
|The Nursey Rhyme : BY Mother Goose|
|Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, |
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
Bringing their tails behind them.
Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,
Then up she took her little crook,
It happened one day, as Bo-Peep did stray
She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,