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This is one of a series of caches along the Calverton circular route in order to add more interest than just the rural scenery.
This cache is a 35mm film canister, holding a just a log sheet. You'll need to bring your own pen.
The village of Calverton is hidden gem just outside Milton Keynes. Nestled in picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside, yet only minutes from the busy metropolis, and just off the main A5 road, you feel like you've been transported into the rural countryside miles from anywhere.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep is an English nursery rhyme, sung to a variant of the 1761 French melody Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman. The original form of the tune is used for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Alphabet song. The words have changed little in two and a half centuries.
This rhyme was first printed in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, published c. 1744 with the following lyrics:
Bah, Bah a black Sheep,
Have you any Wool?
Yes merry have I,
Three Bags full,
One for my master,
One for my Dame,
One for the little Boy
That lives down the lane.
More recent versions tend to take the following form:
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.
According to rhymes.org.uk, the words and history to this song were to associate wool and wool products with the animal that produces it, not to mention the sound that a sheep would make! The first grasp of language for a child or baby is to imitate the sounds or noises that animals make - onomatopoeia (words sound like their meaning e.g. baa baa in "Baa, baa black sheep").
Remember to FOLLOW THE COUNTRY CODE:
Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work.
Guard against all risk of fire.
Fasten all gates.
Keep your dogs under close control.
Keep to public paths across farmland.
Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
Take your litter home.
Help to keep all water clean.
Protect wildlife, plants and trees.
Take special care on country roads.
Make no unnecessary noise.
Abg va furrc svryq (qba'g jnag vg rngra). Tebhaq yriry.