Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep

"Little Bo Peep" or "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. The earliest record of this rhyme is in a manuscript of around 1805, which contains only the first verse.[1] There are references to a children's game called "Bo-Peep", from the 16th century, including one in Shakespeare's King Lear (Act I Scene iv), but little evidence that the rhyme existed.

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep

And doesn’t know where to find them

Leave them alone

And they'll come home

Wagging their tails behind them


Little Bo Peep searched for her sheep

But didn’t quite know how to find them

She looked everywhere

From here and to there

But still couldn’t think where to find them


Little Bo Peep began to weep

And lay down to rest for a while

She fell fast asleep

While counting her sheep

Then dreamt they came home with a smile


Little Bo Peep had fallen asleep

And dreamt that she was all alone

But when she awoke

And pulled back her cloak

She saw that her sheep had come home


Little Bo Peep had lost her sheep

And didn’t know where to find them

She left them alone

And they came home

Wagging their tails behind them

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