Little Bo Peep is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme from Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever.
Little Bo Peep is a raccoon character who appears in two nursery rhymes “Little Bo Peep” and “Little Boy Blue.” Some of her sheep's name are Fred, Ginger, Isabella, and Ferdinand. Little Bo Peep is looking for her sheep and doesn't know where to find them. After the rhyme, when Emperor Huckle looks for his friend, Lowly Worm, he bumps into Little Bo Peep. Little Bo Peep tells Huckle that she lost her sheep. Huckle tells Little Bo Peep that he lost Lowly. Little Bo Peep tells Huckle that they're behind that bush. They look into the bush but they can't find them, so they called for her sheep and his friend. They still can't find them, so they have to split up. Huckle keeps looking for his friend and Little Bo Peep keeps looking for her sheep.
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
This rhyme was published in 1805.
Alternate lyrics (not in the video) include:
- Little Bo Peep has Lost her sheep
- And can't tell where to find them
- Leave them along and they'll come home
- Bringing their tails behind them
- Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep
- And dreamt she heard them bleating
- (But) when she awoke, she found it a joke
- For they were still a-fleeting
- Then up she took her little crook
- Determined for to find them
- What was her joy to see them there
- Wagging their tails behind them
- She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed
- For they'd left their tails behind them
- It happened one day, as Bo-Peep did stray
- Into a meadow hard by
- There she espied their tails side by side
- All hung on a tree to dry
- She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
- And over the hillocks went rambling,
- And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
- To tack each again to its lambkin.