Jack A Nory is a unique nursery rhyme that starts with a story but ends with none!
Even though this song has no historical connection, it had a massive significance in almost everyone’s childhood.
During the 19th century, every child returned home from school only to listen to this song broadcasted on TV by celebrities.
No matter what, your little ones will definitely find a connection with this nursery rhyme.
Jack A Nory Written Lyrics
Let your little ones memorize this rhyme through the written lyrics below.
I’ll tell you a story
And now my story’s begun;
I’ll tell you another,
About Jack and his brother,
And now my story is done.
Jack A Nory Printable Lyrics
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Jack A Nory Photo Lyrics
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History and Origin
This nursery rhyme has no direct connection with a historical event or person. The rhyme was first recorded in 1760 in “The Top Book of All For Little Masters and Misses.”
However, sometimes this rhyme is used to discourage the demand for a story.
Besides, most UK residents will remember this song from their childhood days. There was a popular children’s show from the 60s that lasted till 1996.
In the show, the celebrities would read stories in a 22-minute program. It was timed to start after most children arrived from school.
Jack A Nory indicates that people think that someone else is making up or stretching a story. It directly means that the person is lying.
When someone lies or exaggerates the truth, we say, "Jackanory, tell us a story," or simply "Jackanory," complete with an eye roll.