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Nursery Rhymes

All of the lyrics to the most traditional nursery rhymes with their origins, history and meanings.

He that would thriveGeorgie Porgie
Little Nancy EtticoatJack Sprat could eat no fat
The death and burial of poor cock robinHey Diddle Diddle
I had a little hobby horseFour and twenty tailors went to kill a snail
Dance a baby didditJack and Jill went up the hill
Nievie, nievie, nicknackThere was an owl lived in an oak
Bessy Bell and Mary GrayTo make your candles last for a
There was an old man of TobagoLittle Miss Muffet
Swan swam over the seaWe'll go a-shooting
Young Lambs to sellLittle Betty Blue
Hot Cross BunsA frog he would a-wooing go
Two legs sat upon three legsRain Rain Go Away
I had a little dog, they called him buffI had a little pony
A, B, C, tumble down DElizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy and Bess
Jack Sprat's pigThere was an old crow
The old woman and her pigThree children sliding on the ice
Please to rememberMultiplication is vexation
When the wind is in the eastEarly to Bed and Early to Rise
Dame Duck's Lessons to her DucklingsThe Turtle Dove's Nest
When little fred went to bedBoys and girls, come out to play
A carrion crow sat on an oakDing Dong Bell
The north wind doth blowOne misty moisty morning
The fox and the farmerBah, bah, black sheep
Jack Be NimbleLittle Boy Blue

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