The Queen of Hearts Nursery Rhyme- Lyrics, Video, and Printable

The Queen of Hearts is a classic nursery rhyme with its origins in England. The rhyme has been passed down through generations and is often recited or sung by children.

The rhyme tells a simple and whimsical story of the Queen of Hearts baking tarts on a summer’s day, the Knave of Hearts stealing them, and the subsequent consequences. The King of Hearts intervenes, and the Knave eventually returns the tarts, promising not to steal again.

While the exact origins of the nursery rhyme are unclear, it has been a part of traditional children’s literature for many years. The Queen of Hearts is a character often associated with playing cards and appears in various forms in literature and popular culture. The nursery rhyme is not only entertaining for children but can also be used to teach simple moral lessons about honesty and consequences.

Lyrics for The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
All on a summer’s day;
The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
And beat the knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
And vowed he’d steal no more.

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