About Little Bo Peep Or Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep
"Little Bo Peep" or "Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep" is a popular English nursery rhyme and children's song. The second line is sometimes replaced with “And can't tell where to find them”. Common variations in the fourth line include “Dragging their tails behind them.” The melody associated with the song was first recorded by James William Elliot in 1870.
Extended version of the song:
Then up she took her little crook,
determined for to find 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