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Nursery Rhymes by Mother Goose

 
 

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Our collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes is offered by themes listed below. In addition, for your convenience, it is also sorted in alphabetical order by title or first line of the nursery rhyme.


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1

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

 

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A

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

ABC
About the Bush
The Alphabet
An Equal
An Icicle
Around the Green Gravel
As I Was Going Along

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

A carrion crow sat on an oak,
A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar!
A duck and a drake,
A farmer went trotting upon his gray mare,
A hill full, a hole full,
A little boy went into a barn,
A little cock-sparrow sat on a green tree,
A little old man of Derby,
A man went a-hunting at Reigate,
A riddle, a riddle, as I suppose,
A robin and a robin's son
A sunshiny shower
A swarm of bees in May
A, B, C, and D,
About the bush, Willie,
Around the green gravel the grass grows green,
As I walked by myself,
As I was going along, along,
As I was going to Derby all on a market-day,
As I was going to sell my eggs
As I was going to St. Ives
As I was going up Pippen Hill,
As I went through the garden gap,
As I went to Bonner,
As little Jenny Wren
As round as an apple, as deep as a cup,
As soft as silk, as white as milk,
As the days grow longer
As Tommy Snooks and Bessy Brooks
At the siege of Belleisle
Away, birds, away!

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B

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baby Dolly
The Balloon
The Bells
Banbury Cross
Bandy Legs
Barber
Bat, Bat
Bedtime
Bees
Bell Horses
Belleisle
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
Betty Blue
Billy, Billy
Birds of a Feather
The Bird Scarer
The Black Hen
The Blacksmith
Blue Bell Boy
Bobby Shaftoe
Bobby Snooks
Boy and Girl
Boy and the Sparrow
The Boy in the Barn
The Bunch of Blue Ribbons
Burnie Bee
Buttons
Bye, Baby Bunting

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Barber, barber, shave a pig.
Bat, bat, come under my hat
Bell horses, bell horses, what time of day?
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray,
Billy, Billy, come and play,
Birds of a feather flock together,
Black within and red without;
Bobby Shaftoe's gone to sea,
Bow-wow-wow!
Burnie bee, burnie bee,
Buttons, a farthing a pair!
Bye, baby bunting,

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C

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Caesar's Song
A Candle
Candle-Saving
The Cat and the Fiddle
A Cherry
A Chimney
Christmas
Christmas
Clap Handies
The Clever Hen
The Clock
The Coachman
The Cock and the Hen
Cock-a-Doodle-Do!
Cock-a-Doodle-Do
A Cock and Bull Story
Cock-Crow
Coffee and Tea
Come Out to Play
Come, Let's to Bed
Comical Folk
A Counting-Out Rhyme
The Crooked Sixpence
Cross Patch
Cry, Baby
Curly-Locks
Cushy Cow

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Christmas comes but once a year,
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Clap, clap handies,
Cock, cock, cock, cock,
Cock-a-doodle-do!
Cocks crow in the morn
Cold and raw the north wind doth blow,
Come when you're called,
Cross patch, draw the latch,
Cry, baby, cry,
Curly-locks, Curly-locks, wilt thou be mine?
Cushy cow, bonny, let down thy milk,

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D

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Daffodils
Dame Trot and Her Cat
Dance to Your Daddie
Dance, Little Baby
Dance, Thumbkin, Dance
Dapple-Gray
The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin
The Derby Ram
Diddle Diddle Dumpling
A Difficult Rhyme
Ding, Dong, Bell
Doctor Fell
Doctor Foster
The Donkey
The Dove and the Wren
Dreams
Ducks and Drakes
The Dusty Miller

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Daffy-down-dilly has come to town
Dame Trot and her cat
Dance to your daddie,
Dance, little Baby, dance up high!
Dance, Thumbkin, dance;
Dear, dear! what can the matter be?
Dickory, dickory, dare,
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John
Ding, dong, bell,
Doctor Foster went to Glo'ster,
Donkey, donkey, old and gray,
Doodle doodle doo,

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E

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Elizabeth

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess,
Every lady in this land

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F

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

The Farmer and the Raven
Fears and Tears
Fingers and Toes
The First of May
Five Toes
The Flying Pig
For Baby
For Every Evil
For Want of a Nail
Forehead, Eyes, Cheeks, Nose, etc.

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
For every evil under the sun
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;
Four and Twenty tailors
Friday night's dream, on Saturday told,

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G

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Georgy Porgy
The Girl and the Birds
The Girl in the Lane
Going to St. Ives
Good Advice
Goosey, Goosey, Gander
The Greedy Man

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie,
Girls and boys, come out to play,
Goosey, goosey, gander,
Great A, little a,
Great A, little a,

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H

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Handy Pandy
Hark! Hark!
The Hart
Hector Protector
Heigh-Ho, the Carrion Crow
Here Goes My Lord
The Hobby-Horse
Hot Boiled Beans
Hot Codlins
Hot-Cross Buns
The House That Jack Built
Humpty Dumpty
The Hunter of Reigate
Hush-a-Bye
Hush-a-Bye
Hush-a-Bye

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Handy Pandy, Jack-a-dandy,
Hark, hark! the dogs do bark!
Hector Protector was dressed all in green;
Here am I, little jumping Joan,
Here goes my lord
Here sits the Lord Mayor,
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
Here's Sulky Sue,
Hey diddle dinkety poppety pet,
Hey, diddle, diddle!
Hey, my kitten, my kitten,
Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more,
Hickery, dickery, 6 and 7,
Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
Hickory, dickory, dock!
High diddle doubt, my candle's out
Higher than a house, higher than a tree.
Hot-cross Buns!
How many days has my baby to play?
How many miles is it to Babylon?--
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
Hush, baby, my dolly, I pray you don't cry,
Hush-a-bye, baby, lie still with thy daddy,
Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top!
Hush-a-bye, baby,

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I

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

I Had a Little Husband
I Love Sixpence
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing
If All the Seas Were One Sea
If Wishes Were Horses
If
I'll Tell You a Story
Intery, Mintery

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

I am a gold lock.
I do not like thee, Doctor Fell;
I had a little boy,
I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen,
I had a little hobby-horse,
I had a little husband no bigger than my thumb,
I had a little moppet,
I had a little pony,
I had two pigeons bright and gay,
I have seen you, little mouse,
I like little Pussy,
I love sixpence, a jolly, jolly sixpence,
I saw a ship a-sailing,
I went to the wood and got it;
I went up one pair of stairs.
I won't be my father's Jack,
If all the seas were one sea,
If all the world were apple pie,
If I'd as much money as I could spend,
If I'd as much money as I could tell,
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
If you are to be a gentleman,
If you sneeze on Monday, you sneeze for danger;
I'll tell you a story
In a cottage in Fife
Intery, mintery, cutery corn,
Is John Smith within?

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J

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Jack and His Fiddle
Jack and Jill
Jack Jelf
Jack Jingle
Jack Sprat
Jack
Jenny Wren
Jerry Hall
John Smith
Just Like Me

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Is John Smith within?
Jack and Jill went up the hill,
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
Jack Sprat
Jacky, come and give me thy fiddle,
Jerry Hall, he was so small,
Johnny shall have a new bonnet,

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K

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

The Kilkenny Cats
The King of France

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L

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Ladybird
Leg Over Leg
Lengthening Days
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Little Bird
Little Bo-Peep
Little Boy Blue
Little Fred
Little Girl and Queen
The Little Girl with a Curl
Little Jack Horner
Little Jenny Wren
Little Jumping Joan
Little King Boggen
Little Maid
A Little Man
The Little Moppet
The Little Mouse
Little Polly Flinders
Little Pussy
The Lost Shoe
Little Tom Tucker
Lock and Key
London Bridge
Lucy Locket

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Ladies and gentlemen come to supper--
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home!
Leg over leg,
Lend me thy mare to ride a mile.
Little Betty Blue
Little Bobby Snooks was fond of his books,
Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
Little Boy Blue, come, blow your horn!
Little girl, little girl, where have you been?
Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Jelf
Little Jack Jingle, He used to live single;
Little Jenny Wren fell sick,
Little King Boggen, he built a fine hall,
Little maid, pretty maid, whither goest thou?
Little Miss Muffet
Little Nanny Etticoat
Little Polly Flinders
Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
Little Tom Tucker
Little Tommy Tittlemouse
Lives in winter,
London Bridge is broken down,
Long legs, crooked thighs,
Lucy Locket lost her pocket,

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M

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

A Man and a Maid
The Man in Our Town
The Man in the Moon
The Man in the Wilderness
The Man of Bombay
The Man of Derby
The Man of Tobago
The Man Who Had Naught
March Winds
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Mary's Canary
Master I Have
A Melancholy Song
The Merchants of London
Miss Muffet
The Mist
Money and the Mare
The Mouse and the Clock
The Mulberry Bush
Multiplication Is Vexation
My Kitten
My Little Maid
My Love
My Maid Mary
Myself

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

March winds and April showers
Margaret wrote a letter,
Mary had a pretty bird,
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Master I have, and I am his man,
Mister East gave a feast;
Molly, my sister and I fell out,
Monday's child is fair of face,
Multiplication is vexation,
My little old man and I fell out;
My maid Mary she minds the dairy,

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N

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Nancy Dawson
Needles and Pins
A Needle and Thread

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Nancy Dawson was so fine
Needles and pins, needles and pins,

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O

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Oh Dear!
Old Chairs to Mend
Old Grimes
Old King Cole
The Old Man
Old Mother Goose
Old Mother Hubbard
The Old Woman and the Pedlar
The Old Woman from France
Old Woman, Old Woman
The Old Woman of Gloucester
The Old Woman of Harrow
The Old Woman of Leeds
The Old Woman of Surrey
The Old Woman Under a Hill
One Misty Moisty Morning
One, He Loves
One to Ten
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, Two, Three
Over the Water

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Oh, dear, what can the matter be?
Oh, my pretty cock, oh, my handsome cock,
Old Grimes is dead, that good old man,
Old King Cole
Old Mother Goose, when
Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye,
Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?
On Saturday night
Once I saw a little bird
One misty moisty morning,
One, he loves; two, he loves;
One, two, three, four, five,
One, two, buckle my shoe
Over the water, and over the sea,
Over the water,

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P

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Pairs or Pears
Pancake Day
Pat-a-Cake
Pease Porridge
Peter Piper
A Pig
Pins
The Piper and His Cow
Pippen Hill
Play Days
A Plum Pudding
Polly and Sukey
Poor Old Robinson Crusoe!
Pretty John Watts
The Pumpkin-Eater
Pussy-Cat and Queen
Pussy-Cat and the Dumplings
Pussy-Cat by the Fire
Pussy-Cat Mew

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
Pease porridge hot,
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater,
Piping hot, smoking hot.
Polly, put the kettle on,
Poor old Robinson Crusoe!
Pretty John Watts,
Pussy-cat ate the dumplings, the dumplings,
Pussy-cat Mew jumped over a coal,
Pussy-cat sits by the fire;
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat,

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Q

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

The Quarrel

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R

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Rain
Rain
Ride Away, Ride Away
Ring a Ring o' Roses
The Robin
Robin and Richard
Robin Hood and Little John
Robin Redbreast
Robin-a-Bobbin
The Robins
Rock-a-Bye, Baby

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Rain, rain, go away,
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Read my riddle, I pray.
Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
Ride away, ride away,
Ring a ring o' roses,
Robert Barnes, my fellow fine,
Robin and Richard were two pretty men,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
Robin-a-Bobbin
Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;

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S

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Saturday, Sunday
A Seasonable Song
See, See
See-Saw
Shall We Go A-Shearing?
A Ship's Nail
Shoeing
A Sieve
Simple Simon
Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing, Sing
Sleep, Baby, Sleep
Sneezing
Solomon Grundy
A Star
A Strange Old Woman
Sulky Sue
Sunshine
A Sunshiny Shower
A Sure Test
Swan

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Saw ye aught of my love a-coming from the market?
See a pin and pick it up,
See, see! What shall I see?
See-saw, Margery Daw,
Shoe the colt,
Simple Simon met a pieman,
Sing a song of sixpence,
Sing, sing, what shall I sing?
Sleep, baby, sleep,
Solomon Grundy,
Swan, swan, over the sea;

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T

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

The Tailors and the Snail
Taffy
The Tarts
Teeth and Gums
The Ten O'Clock Scholar
That's All
There was an Old Woman
There was an Old Woman
Thirty Days Hath September
This Is the Way
A Thorn
Three Blind Mice
Three Children on the Ice
The Three Sons
Three Straws
Three Wise Men of Gotham
To Babylon
To Market
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
Tommy Snooks
Tommy Tittlemouse
Tongs
T'Other Little Tune
Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee
Two Birds
Two Gray Kits
Two Pigeons

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,
The cock's on the housetop blowing his horn;
The dove says coo, coo, what shall I do?
The fair maid who, the first of May,
The girl in the lane, that couldn't speak plain,
The greedy man is he who sits
The hart he loves the high wood,
The King of France went up the hill,
The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown,
The little robin grieves
The Man in the Moon came tumbling down,
The Man in the Moon looked out of the moon,
The man in the wilderness
The north wind doth blow,
The Queen of Hearts,
The two gray kits,
There came an old woman from France
There dwelt an old woman at Exeter;
There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
There was a fat man of Bombay,
There was a little boy and a little girl
There was a little girl who had a little curl
There was a little man, and he had a little gun,
There was a little man,
There was a little woman, as I've been told,
There was a man and he had naught,
There was a man in our town,
There was a piper had a cow,
There was an old man of Tobago
There was an old man
There was an old woman had three sons,
There was an old woman in Surrey,
There was an old woman of Gloucester,
There was an old woman of Harrow,
There was an old woman of Leeds,
There was an old woman sat spinning,
There was an old woman tossed in a basket,
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
There was an old woman, and what do you think?
There was an old woman, as I've heard tell,
There was an old woman
There were once two cats of Kilkenny.
There were two birds sat on a stone,
There's a neat little clock,--
Thirty days hath September,
Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
This is the house that Jack built.
This is the way the ladies ride,
This little pig went to market;
Three blind mice! See how they run!
Three children sliding on the ice
Three straws on a staff
Three wise men of Gotham
To bed! To bed!
To make your candles last for aye,
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig.
Tom, Tom, the piper's son,
Tommy's tears and Mary's fears
Trip upon trenchers,
'Twas once upon a time, when Jenny Wren was young,
Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee
Twelve pairs hanging high,

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U

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Up at Piccadilly, oh!

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W

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

A Walnut
Wee Willie Winkie
A Week of Birthdays
A Well
What Are Little Boys Made Of?
When Jenny Wren Was Young
When the Snow Is on the Ground
When
Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?
Whistle
Why May Not I Love Johnny?
Willy Boy
Willy, Willy
The Winds
Winter
The Woman of Exeter

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
What are little boys made of, made of?
What is the news of the day,
What is the rhyme for porringer?
When I was a bachelor
When I was a little girl, about seven years old,
When little Fred went to bed,
Where are you going, my pretty maid?
Whistle, daughter, whistle;
Who killed Cock Robin?
Willy boy, Willy boy, where are you going?
Willy, Willy Wilkin

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Y

Alphabetical by rhyme title:

Young Lambs to Sell
Young Roger and Dolly

Alphabetical by first line of nursery rhymes:

You owe me five shillings,
You shall have an apple,
Young Roger came tapping at Dolly's window,

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