Little Bo-Peep

Versions of
Little Bo-Peep

The earliest record of this nursery rhyme is in a manuscript of around 1805, which contains only the first verse. Additional verses are first recorded in Gammer Gurton's Garland or The Nursery Parnassus in 1810.

There are references to a children's game called "Bo-Peep", from the 16th century. The phrase "to play bo peep" was in use from the 14th century to refer to the punishment of being stood in a pillory.

Versions of Little Bo-Peep include:
Little Bo-Peep