The Nursery Rhymes Collections 1-4 contain a total of 277 children"s songs. Each double CD album showcases the greatest high quality children"s music ever recorded through a complete playing time in excess of 10 hours!

Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be? (Full Audio and also Lyrics)




You are watching: Oh dear what can the matter be

Oh, dear! What deserve to the matter be? Dear, dear! What can the issue be? Oh, dear! What have the right to the issue be? Johnny"s so lengthy at the fair. He promised to buy me a bunch of blue ribbons, He promised to buy me a bunch of blue ribbons, He promised to buy me a bunch of blue ribbons To tie up my bonnie brown hair. Oh, dear! What have the right to the issue be? Dear, dear! What deserve to the matter be? Oh, dear! What can the issue be? Johnny"s so lengthy at the fair. He promised to bring me a basket of posies A garland also of lilies, a gift of red roses A little straw hat to set off the blue ribbons That tie up my bonnie brown hair. Oh, dear! What deserve to the issue be? Oh, dear! What have the right to the matter be? Oh, dear! What have the right to the issue be? Johnny"s so long at the fair. Words & Music: TraditionalArrangement: Ian J Watts/Mike Wilbury


*
This song was released on The Nursery Rhyme Collection 1Downfill on iTunesListen for complimentary on Spotify

*
Find this children"s favorite on ‘The Nursery Rhyme Collection 1’ and also additionally on our latest release ‘30 Best Traditional Nursery Rhymes For Children’


Origin and background

The earliest known version of this song was published in the Mansarea MS, a arsenal of Scots songs, in between 1770 and also 1780: O what deserve to the matter beAnd what deserve to the issue beO what can the issue beJohnny bydes long at the fairHe"ll buy me a twopenny whistleHe"ll buy me a threepenny fairH"ll buy me a Bunch o" Blue RibbonsTo tye up my bonny Broun HairO experienced ye him comingAnd witnessed ye him comingO experienced ye him comingHame frae the Newcastle fairThe song became familiar almost everywhere Englands and was contained in Songs for the Nursery in 1805. It became a favourite in particular of young registered nurses with a romantic mind. The charming and also unmasking aspect about this song is the fact that the girl initially seems to be anxious about her friend (perhaps fiancé) yet in the time of the song it gets fairly clear that she is actually more concerned around the (cheap!) presents he promised to carry her from the fair.

See more: Why Are M&Amp;As And Alliances Often Undertaken In Isolation?

Anymeans, the girl still comes across incredibly likable, inspite of (or even because of) her simplicity.