Nursery Rhyme Series: Here we go round the mulberry bush
£155.00 – £163.00
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush.
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.
Mulberries do not grow on bushes. They grow on trees. Local historian R. S. Duncan (no relation!) suggests that the rhyme originated with female prisoners at Wakefield prison. A cutting was taken from Hatfield Hall in Wakefield and grew into a mature mulberry tree. Prisoners exercised around the mulberry tree in the moonlight.
A4. Ink on 300g acid-free paper.