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Although the Middle Ages’ wool industry and festivities were once associated with the “Baa-Baa Black Sheep” rhyme, today it serves primarily as a teaching tool, allowing kids to learn about country life, and colors while simultaneously mimicking the sound of sheep.
The song mentions the sheep having wool because wool is produced by the sheep on a farm. Sheep can produce a lot of wool which is put in bags and transported to cloth-making industries for sale.
There are people who run the farm and their work is to take care of the animals in this case sheep on a farm, they cut the sheep wool. That’s why the song includes the master, the dame, and the little boy.
Kids can mention other colors in place of ‘Black’ like Baa, Baa, White Sheep or Baa, Baa, Pink Sheep, and so on. Below are the lyrics to the song “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”.
“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” Lyrics
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane