Cold and Raw the North Winds Blow

Cold and raw the north winds blow
Bleak in the morning early,
All the hills are covered with snow,
And winter's now come fairly.

Cold and Raw the North Winds Blow

Cold and Raw the North Winds Blow is a popular nursery rhyme that has been passed down through generations.


 The origin of this nursery rhyme is not known, but it is believed to have originated in England or Scotland in the 18th century. The rhyme has been included in several nursery rhyme collections, including Mother Goose and The Real Mother Goose.


The nursery rhyme describes the harsh and unforgiving nature of the north winds, which are known for their cold and raw temperatures. The rhyme is often used to teach children about the changing seasons and the power of nature.
Some experts believe that the nursery rhyme may have a hidden meaning, such as referencing the harsh economic conditions of the time, or the struggles of the working class during the Industrial Revolution.

Children's activities

Children can learn the nursery rhyme and act it out with simple gestures and movements. They can also create a craft project such as a mobile with images of the north wind blowing and other elements of nature.

The nursery rhyme has been used as inspiration for numerous works of literature, poetry, and music, including the famous poem "The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot. The rhyme is also popular in many cultures around the world and has been translated into several languages.

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