Quote by Lewis Caroll: “The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the ...”
The Lion and the Unicorn
The lion beat the unicorn All about the town. Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown; Some gave them plum-cake, And sent them out of town. Here's a slightly different version from The Little Mother Goose , illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith: The lion and the unicorn Were fighting for the crown; The lion beat the unicorn All round about the town. Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation. Leslie Brooke Our books feature songs in the original languages, with translations into English.
The Lion and the Unicorn are symbols of the United Kingdom. The unicorn is actually described in mythology as being half lion and half horse, with a horn on its forehead. They are, properly speaking, heraldic supporters appearing in the full royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The lion stands for England and the unicorn for Scotland. By extension, they have also been used in the arms of Hanover in — and the arms of Canada since The traditional legend of enmity between the two heraldic animals is recorded in a nursery rhyme which has a Roud Folk Song Index number of It is usually given with the lyrics:.