Little Boy Blue is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme from Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever.
Emperor Huckle and Little Bo Peep are calling for his friend Lowly Worm and her sheep when suddenly they bump into each other. Little Bo Peep guesses Emperor Huckle hasn't found his friend yet and she hasn't found her sheep either. Maybe they will go to the farm and ask Little Boy Blue if he's seen Lowly. Maybe he knows about her sheep. When they got to the barn, they don't ask him if he's seen Lowly. But he's fast asleep under the haystack. Then, after the rhyme, Little Bo Peep at last found her sheep. She tells them to be quiet because Little Boy Blue is still sleeping, so they can't just run off like that and they tell her where they're going. So she doesn't thank Emperor Huckle for finding her sheep, but she led them down the road. It looks like poor Emperor Huckle will never find Lowly. He doesn't say goodbye to Little Bo Peep, so he wanders off sadly.
Woman Singer (offscreen): Little Boy Blue
Come blow your horn
The sheep's in the meadow
The cow's in the corn
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep
(Emperor Huckle and Little Bo Peep giggling)
Emperor Huckle: Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
Emperor Huckle and Little Bo Peep: He's under the haystack, fast asleep
This rhyme was published in 1744.
Alternate lyrics (not in the video) include:
- Will you wake him?
- No, not I
- For if I do
- He's sure to cry
There is an alternate version that is not in the video:
- In some versions, the word "but" is added in the fifth line of the chorus: "But where is the boy who looks after the sheep?"