"Jack and Jill" is a well-known Nursery Rhyme which seems to hark back to the days when people got their fresh water from a well. The phrase "Jack and Jill" to mean a boy and a girl was quite common and Shakespeare has refered to Jack and Jill in his plays. Similarly "vinegar and brown paper" was used at one time to cool a bruise and reduce the swelling. Today the rhyme should be thought of as a simple story or cautionary tale, teaching children to be careful they don't fall down and hurt themselves. Download the Sheet music, Midi and Mp3 files for this song using the links in the left-hand menu.