Nursery rhyme
A nursery rhyme is a traditional poem or song for young children in Britain and many other countries, but usage only dates from the late 18th/early 19th century and in North America the term Mother Go...
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English Nursery Rhymes With Unexpected And Sometimes Disturbing Historical Origins
Many people associate nursery rhymes with reading happy stories to children, or remember being children themselves and chanting them while they play. However, the popular explanations for the origins ...
Children's music
Children's music is music composed and performed for children by adults. In European-influenced contexts this means music, usually songs, written specifically for a juvenile audience. The composers ar...
Warm Kitty
"Warm Kitty" is a children's song, popularized by the characters Sheldon and Penny in the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory where it is rendered as "Soft Kitty". The words to "Warm Kitty" were writt...
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
"Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" (also titled "Mulberry Bush" or "This is the Way") is an English language nursery rhyme and singing game. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7882.
The mos...
Pop Goes the Weasel
"Pop! Goes the Weasel" is an English nursery rhyme and singing game. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 5249. The jack-in-the-box, a children's toy, often plays the melody.
There are many dif...
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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe
"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe", which can be spelled a number of ways, is a children's counting rhyme, used to select a person in games such as tag. It is one of a large group of similar 'counting-out rhyme...
Poor Mary
"Poor Mary" or "Poor Jenny" is a popular English language nursery rhyme and singing game. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 1377.
Lyrics vary considerably for this song. Over a hundred know...
Eeper Weeper
"Eeper Weeper" or "Heeper Peeper" is a popular English nursery rhyme and skipping song that tells the story of a chimney sweep who kills his second wife and hides her body up a chimney. The rhyme has ...
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
"Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross" is an English language nursery rhyme connected with the English town Banbury. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 21143.
Common modern versions include:Alt...
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Weddings and Funerals
"Weddings and Funerals" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground game.A woeful dirge we chanted, too,
The verse is based on the verses Matthew 11:17 and Luke 7:32 in the New Testament of the ...
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See Saw Margery Daw
"See Saw Margery Daw" is a popular English language nursery rhyme, folksong and playground singing game. The rhyme first appeared in its modern form in Mother Goose's Melody, published in London in ar...
Solomon Grundy
"Solomon Grundy" is an English nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19299.
The rhyme has varied very little since it was first collected by James Orchard Halliwell and published ...
Let's Play Swing
Let's Play Swing (Persian: تاب تاب عباسی‎) is a childish old Persian folk song. The song is written by Marzieh Lian. This song is usually sang when Iranian children are swinging.
Let's Play ...
Apple Pie ABC
Apple Pie ABC is one of the earliest and most enduring English alphabet rhymes for children.
The Apple Pie ABC is a simple rhyme meant to teach children the order of the alphabet and relates the v...
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Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
"Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19621.
Modern versions of the rhyme include:The 'pig' mentioned in the song is almo...
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The Muffin Man
"The Muffin Man" is a traditional nursery rhyme or children's song of English origin. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7922.
The most widely known lyrics are as follows:
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Three Little Kittens
"Three Little Kittens" is an English language nursery rhyme, probably with roots in the British folk tradition. The rhyme as published today however is a sophisticated piece usually attributed to Ame...
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Little Poll Parrot
"Little Poll Parrot" is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20178.
Like Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner the verse is an example of a nursery rhyme ...
Aiken Drum
"Aiken Drum" is a popular Scottish folk song and nursery rhyme, which probably has its origins in a Jacobite song about the Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715). It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 2571.<...
Simple Simon (nursery rhyme)
"Simple Simon" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19777.
The rhyme is as follows;Simple Simon went to lookIf plums grew on a thistle;He pricked hi...
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Five little speckled frogs
"Five Little Speckled Frogs" is a nursery rhyme.
The verse is then repeated with one fewer frog each time, in a similar manner to "Ten green bottles" or "99 Bottles of Beer".The final verse ends "...
It's Raining, It's Pouring
"It's Raining, It's Pouring" is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 16814.
Common modern versions include:It's raining; it's pouring.The old man is snoring.H...
A Wise Old Owl
'A Wise Old Owl' is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 7734 and in The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, 2nd Ed. of 1997, as number 394. The rhyme is an impr...
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Dong, Dong, Dongdaemun
Dong, Dong, Dongdaemun (동, 동, 동대문) is a nursery rhyme sung among Korean children, usually while playing a game. It is also the name of the game.Dongdaemun is most likely to refer directly to the real ...
Little Miss Muffet
"Little Miss Muffet" is a nursery rhyme, one of the most commonly printed in the mid-twentieth century. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20605.
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Bobby Shafto
Robert Shafto (sometimes spelt Shaftoe) (circa 1732-November 1797) was an 18th-century British Member of Parliament (MP), who was the likeliest subject of a famous North East English folk song (Roud #...
There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
"There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" is a popular English language nursery rhyme, with a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19132. Debates over its meaning and origin have largely centered on atte...
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