that many of the old, and well-loved Nursery Rhymes had their origin in Scotland? Can you recall the English or American variations of these:
"Bobbie Shaftoe's Gone to Sea"
"Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones"
"Oats and Beans and Barley Grows
"The Farmer in His Den"
"Wee Willie Winkie"
"Brow, Brow Brenty, Eye, Eye Winkie"
"Twa Wee Birdies Sitting on a Hill"
"Chap at the Door, Keek In"
"I Had Three Little Sisters Across the Sea"
"There Was a Wee Wifie Rowed Up in a Blanket"
"John Smith, Fellow Fine, Can You Shoe this Horse of Mine?"
"Pussy, Pussy Baudrons, Where Have You Been?
"I Had a Little Pony, They Called Him Dapple Grey"
that one of the early Kings of the Britons, Coyle, ruling what is now Kyle in Ayrshire, and who was attacked and slain by Fergus, leader of the Scots from Ireland, is commemorated as "Old King Cole?"
that the delightfully described
"puffin the shape of a muffin" in the Nursery Rhyme, really does live "on
an island in the cold North Sea?" Flocks of them live on Bass Rock in the
Firth of Forth.