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Nursery Rhymes & 

Baby & Toddler Songs

 

These are just a few fun nursery rhymes and songs for you to sing to and with your baby or toddler - in the car, at bath time, before bed time, just having a cuddle, while you're out shopping, or doing some housework - or any time! Just so you can all have fun! (Some of the songs are linked to music - click on the title to hear it!)

"Ring-A-Ring-A-Roses"

Ring-a-ring-a-roses
A pocketful of posies
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down!

 

 

 

"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

 

 

 

"There Was A Crooked Man"

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house!

 

 

 

 

"Hey-Diddle-Diddle"

Hey diddle diddle,
the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

 

 

 

"Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Mary had a little lamb

It's fleece was white as snow

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

 

It followed her to school one day

It was against the rules

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

 

 

 

"Little Bo-Peep"

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep

And doesn't know where to find them

Leave them alone

And they will come home

Bringing their tails behind them!

 

 

"Horsey-Horsey"

Horsey, horsey don't you stop,
Just let your feet go clippetty clop.
Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round -
Giddy up! We're homeward bound!

 

 

 

"Ride-A-Cock-Horse"

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse.
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes!

 

 

 

"Little Miss Muffet"

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
There came a big spider,
He sat down beside her.
And frightened Miss Muffet away!

 

 

 

"Baa, Baa Black Sheep"

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.

 

 

 

"Three Little Kittens"

Three little kittens they lost their mittens, so they began to cry,
"Oh mother dear, we sadly fear that we have lost our mittens!"
"What! Lost your mittens? You naughty kittens! 
Then you shall have no pie!"
"Meeoow, meeoow, meeoow,

Now we shall have no pie."


The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh mother dear, see here, see here 
For we have found our mittens!"
"Put on your mittens, you silly kittens,
And you shall have some pie!"
"Purr-r, purr-r, purr-r,
Now let us have some pie!"


The three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie,
"Oh mother dear, we greatly fear 
That we have soiled our mittens!"
"What! soiled you mittens? You naughty kittens!"
Then they began to cry,

"Meeoow, meeoow, meeoow"
Then they began to sigh.


The three little kittens they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry,
"Oh mother dear, do you not hear
That we have washed our mittens?"
"What! washed your mittens? You are good kittens
But I smell a mouse nearby", 
"Hush! Hush! Hush!" I smell a mouse nearby...

 

 

 

"Pussycat, Pussycat, Where have you Been?"

"Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?"
"I've been up to London to visit the Queen."
"Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there?"
"I frightened a little mouse under her chair"
"MEOOOWW!  MEOOOWW!"

 

 

 

"Seesaw, Margery Daw"

Seesaw Margery Daw 
Johnny shall have a new master.
He shall earn but a penny a day
Because he can't work any faster!

 

 

 

"Sing a Song of Sixpence"

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye,
Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?


The king was in his counting house, counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey,
The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

 

 

 

"Polly Put The Kettle On"

"Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We'll all have tea".


"Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They've all gone away!"

 

 

 

"Goosey, Goosey, Gander"

Goosey goosey gander where shall I wander?
Upstairs, downstairs and in my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers,
So I took him by the left leg and threw him down the stairs!

 

 

 

"As I Was Going To St Ives"

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives, 
Each wife had seven sacks

Each sack had seven cats, 
Each cat had seven kits.

Kits, cats, sacks and wives, 
How many were going to St Ives? 

 

(Answer = 2)

 

 

 

"Incy-Wincy Spider"

Incy-Wincy spider climbing up the spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
Now Incy-Wincy spider climbed up the spout again!

 

 

 

 

"This Old Man"

(Nick-Nack-Paddy-Whack) 

This old man, he played one;
He played knick-knack on my thumb.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two;
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three;
He played knick-knack on my knee.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four;
He played knick-knack on my door.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five;
He played knick-knack on my hive.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six;
He played knick-knack on my sticks.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven;
He played knick-knack up in heaven.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight;
He played knick-knack on my gate.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine;
He played knick-knack on my spine.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten;
He played knick-knack once again.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

 

 

"Teddy Bears' Picnic"

If you go down to the woods today 

You're sure of a big surprise 

If you go down to the woods today 

You'd better go in disguise

For ev'ry bear that ever there was 

Will gather there for certain,because 

Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.

.

Ev'ry Teddy Bear who's been good 

is sure of a treat today. 

There's lots of marvellous things to eat 

And wonderful games to play

Beneath the trees where nobody sees 

They'll hide and seek as long as they please

'Cause that's the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic

.

If you go down to the woods today 

You'd better not go alone 

It's lovely down in the woods today 

But safer to stay at home

For ev'ry bear that ever there was 

Will gather there for certain, because 

Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.

.

Picnic time for Teddy Bears 

The little Teddy Bears are having a lovely time today 

Watch them, catch them unawares 

And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about 

They love to play and shout

They never have any care.

At six o'clock their Mummies and Daddies, 

Will take them home to bed, 

Because they're tired little Teddy Bears.

 


 

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark;
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye
Till the sun is in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Through I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

 

 

"Star Light, Star Bright"

Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight!

"Three Blind Mice"

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,
See how they run!
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails,
With a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice.

"Simple Simon"

Simple Simon met a pieman going to the fair,
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Let me taste your ware"
Said the pieman unto Simon "Show me first your penny"
Said Simple Simon to the pieman "Sir, I have not any!"

Simple Simon went a-fishing for to catch a whale,
But all the water he had got was in his mother's pail.

Simple Simon went to look if plums grew on a thistle,
He pricked his fingers very much which made poor Simon whistle.

He went for water in a sieve but soon it all fell through,
And now poor Simple Simon bids each one of you "adieu"!

 

 

"Rain, Rain, Go Away!"

Rain, rain, go away!
Come again another day

You're spoiling Mother's washing day"

Rain, rain, go away!
Come again another day

Little Johnny wants to play.


Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!

 

 

 

"The North Wind Doth Blow"

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

He'll hide his head under his wing.

 

 

"Little Boy Blue"

Little Boy Blue

Come blow up your horn!

The sheep's in the meadow

The cow's in the corn!

Where's the boy who looks after the sheep?

He's under the haystack, fast asleep.

 

Shall I wake him?

No, not I!

For if I did he'd be sure to cry!!

 

 

"Pat-A-Cake"

Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake, Baker's Man

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Pat it and prick it and mark it with "B"

And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

 

 

"What Are Little Boys Made Of?"

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !"
What are little girls made of?
"Sugar and spice and all things nice
That's what little girls are made of!"

 

 

"Rock-A-Bye, Baby"

Rock a bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, cradle and all!

 

   

"There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly"

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die! 

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird,
How absurd to swallow a bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!
There was an old lady who swallowed a cat,
Fancy that!  She swallowed a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady that swallowed a dog,
What a hog! To swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow,
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse.....
She's dead ... of course!
 

"Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling"

Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John,
Went to bed with his trousers on;
One shoe off, and one shoe on,
Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John!

 

 

"Hickory Dickory Dock"

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock.

 

 

"Humpty Dumpty"

  Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!

 

 

"Little Jack Horner"

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said "What a good boy am I!"

 

 

"Little Tommy Tucker"

Little Tommy Tucker sings for his supper,
What shall we give him? Brown bread and butter.
How shall he cut it without a knife?
How shall he marry without a wife?

 

 

"The Farmer's in the Dell" 

The farmer's in the dell,
The farmer's in the dell,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The farmer's in the dell.

The farmer wants a wife,
The farmer wants a wife,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The farmer wants a wife.

The wife wants a child,
The wife wants a child,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The wife wants a child.

The child wants a nurse,
The child wants a nurse,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The child wants a nurse.

The nurse wants a dog,
The nurse wants a dog,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The nurse wants a dog.

The dog wants a cat,
The dog wants a cat,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The dog wants a cat.

The cat takes a rat,
The cat takes a rat,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The cat takes a rat.

The rat takes the cheese,
The rat takes the cheese,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The rat takes the cheese.

The cheese stands alone,
The cheese stands alone,
Heigh-ho, the derry-o,
The cheese stands alone.

 

 

 

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"Jack Sprat"

Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so betwixt the two of them
They licked the platter clean.

 

 

"Jack Be Nimble"

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over
The candlestick.

 

 

"Ding Dong Bell"

Ding dong bell! Pussy's in the well
Who put her in? Little Johnny Flynn
Who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout
What a naughty boy was that, to try to drown poor Pussycat,
Who ne'er did any harm 
But killed all the mice in the Farmer's barn!

 

 

"Georgie Porgie"

Georgie Porgie pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away!

 

 

"Bye Baby Bunting"

Bye Baby Bunting
Daddy's gone a-hunting
Gone to fetch a rabbit skin
To wrap his Baby Bunting in
Bye Baby Bunting!

 

 

"Wee Willie Winkie"

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,
Tapping at the window and crying through the lock,
"Are all the children in their beds, it's past eight o'clock?"

 

 

"Two Little Dicky-birds"

Two little dicky-birds sitting on a wall,
One named Peter,
the other named Paul.
Fly away Peter! Fly away Paul!
Come back Peter! Come back Paul!

 

 

"This Little Piggy"

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none!
And this little piggy went... 
"Wee! Wee! Wee!" all the way home.....

 

 

"I'm A Little Teapot"

I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

 

 

"Monday's Child"

Mondays child is fair of face, Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe, Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving, Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

 

 

"The Owl & The Pussycat"

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"
Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl, 
How charmingly sweet you sing.
O let us be married, too long we have tarried,
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"
 Said the Piggy, "I will"
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon!

 

 

"Old MacDonald Had A Farm"

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a duck,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a quack-quack here,

And a quack-quack there,

Here a quack, there a quack ,

Everywhere a quack-quack,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a pig,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With an oink-oink here,

And an oink-oink there,

Here an oink, there an oink ,

Everywhere an oink-oink,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a cow,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a moo-moo here,

And a moo-moo there,

Here a moo, there a moo ,

Everywhere a moo-moo,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a chicken,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a cluck-cluck here,

And a cluck-cluck there,

Here a cluck, there a cluck ,

Everywhere a cluck-cluck,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a horse,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a neigh-neigh here,

And a neigh-neigh there,

Here a neigh, there a neigh ,

Everywhere a neigh-neigh,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a sheep,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a baa-baa here,

And a baa-baa there,

Here a baa, there a baa ,

Everywhere a baa-baa,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a dog,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a woof-woof here,

And a woof-woof there,

Here a woof, there a woof ,

Everywhere a woof-woof,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

And on his farm he had a cat,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

With a meow-meow here,

And a meow-meow there,

Here a meow, there a meow ,

Everywhere a meow-meow,

Old MacDonald  had a farm,

Ee-i-ee-i-o!

 

 

 "Girls & Boys Come Out to Play"

Girls and boys, come out to play,
The moon doth shine as bright as day.
Leave your supper, and leave your sleep,
And join your playfellows in the street.

Come with a whoop, and come with a call,
Come with a good will or come not at all.
Up the ladder and down the wall,
A ha'penny loaf will serve us all.

 

"If You're Happy and You Know It"

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)

If you're happy and you know it tap your toe (tap tap)
If you're happy and you know it tap your toe (tap tap)
If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it tap your toe (tap tap)

If you're happy and you know it nod your head (nod nod)
If you're happy and you know it nod your head (nod nod)
If you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it nod your head (nod nod)

 

 

"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Row, row, row your boat
Gently Down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.


"I Love Little Pussy"

I love little pussy,
Her coat is so warm,
And if I don't hurt her,
She'll do me no harm.
I'll sit by the fire
And give her some food,
And pussy will love me
Because I am good.

 

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