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...
When I was a Bachelor
"When I Was a Bachelor" is an English nursery rhyme.
One of the most commonly used modern versions of the rhyme is:
I Had a Little Nut Tree
'I Had a Little Nut Tree' is an English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 3749.
The most common modern version is:
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 ...
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...
This Old Man
"This Old Man" is an English language children's song, counting and nursery rhyme with a Roud Folk Song Index number of 3550.
The origins of this song are obscure. The earliest extant record is a ...
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell is a nursery rhyme, said to have been written by satirical English poet Tom Brown in 1680.
The anecdote associated with the origin of the rhyme is that when Brown w...
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 ...
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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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 ...
As I was going by Charing Cross
"As I was going by Charing Cross" (sometimes referred to as "As I was going to Charing Cross"), is an English language nursery rhyme. The rhyme was first recorded in the 1840s, but it may have older o...
As I was going by Charing Cross - Wikipedia
Needles and Pins (nursery rhyme)
"Needles and Pins" is an English language proverb and nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 20071.
Common modern versions include:
Cock Robin
"Who Killed Cock Robin" is an English nursery rhyme, which has been much used as a murder archetype in world culture. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 494.
The earliest record of the rhyme ...
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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.<...
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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Rain Rain Go Away
"Rain Rain Go Away" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19096.
There are few versions and variations of this rhyming couplet. The most common moder...
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Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" is an English nursery rhyme, the earliest surviving version of which dates from 1731. The words have changed little in two and a half centuries. It is sung to a variant of the ...
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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 ...
Chizhik-Pyzhik
Chizhyk-Pyzhik (Russian: Чи́жик-Пы́жик) is a Russian nursery rhyme which runs as follows:The rhyme refers to the students of the Imperial School of Jurisprudence, who frequented a pub belonging to...
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To market, to market
"To market, to market", "To market, to market, to buy a fat pig" or To market, to buy a fat pig is a nursery rhyme which is based upon the traditional rural activity of going to a market or fair where...