Songs & Rhymes

Animals

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An Elephant Walks Like This and That

An elephant walks like this and that,
He's terribly tall and he's terribly fat.
He's got no fingers,
He's got no toes,
But goodness gracious
What a LONG nose!


Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes Sir, yes Sir, three bags full.
One for the Master,
And one for the Dame,
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.


Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather flock together,
And so will pigs and swine;
Rats and mice will have their choice,
And so will I have mine.


Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
Lay a little egg for me.
Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
I want one for my tea.
I haven't had an egg since Easter,
And now it's half past three.
So, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
Lay a little egg for me.


Cushy Cow Bonny

"Mother Goose"

Cushy cow bonny, let down thy milk,
And I will give thee a gown of silk;
A gown of silk and a silver tee,
If thou wilt let down thy milk to me.


Down in the Jungle

Down in the Jungle where nobody goes
There's a big elephant washing his clothes.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That's the way he washes his clothes.

Elephant noise (repeated) rub-a-dub-dub,
Elephant noise (repeated) rub-a-dub-dub,
Elephant noise (repeated) rub-a-dub-dub.

That's the way he washes his clothes.

The song continues using different animals and the noises they make. Actions can also be added.


Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log.
Eating the most delicious worms
YUM, YUM.
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool.
Then there were four green speckled frogs
GLUG, GLUG.

Four green and speckled frogs,

Continue until all the frogs have gone.


Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went swimming one day,
Over the pond and far away.
Mummy duck said,
Quack, quack, quack, quack.
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks went swimming one day,
Over...........etc

until

But no little ducks came swimming back,
So Mummy duck said,
QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUACK.
And five little ducks came swimming back.

Can also use five little fish, and make fish noises/actions at the appropriate time


Five little monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
Teasing Mr crocodile, "You can't catch me"
Along came the crocodile,
as quietly as can be and
SNAP!
Went the crocodile, and then there were:

Four little monkeys swinging from a tree?

Continue until there are no little monkeys.

Instead of a crocodile a tiger can be used who goes GRRRR instead of snap.


Good Morning Mrs Hen

Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,
"Good morning Mrs Hen".
How many chickens have you got?
"Madam I've got ten"
"Four of them are yellow, and four of them are brown.
But two of them are speckled red,
The nicest in the town!"


Goosey, Goosey, Gander

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


Hickory Dickory Dock

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

Tick, tock, tick, tock


Higglety, Pigglety, My Black Hen

Higglety, Pigglety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Gentlemen come every day,
To see what my black hen doth lay.
Sometimes nine, and sometimes ten.
Higglety, pigglety, my black hen


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.

So I'll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away.
But pussy and I,
Very gently will play.


Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra,
Laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see.
Stop, Kookaburra,
Stop, Kookaburra,
Leave some there for me.


Little Bo Peep

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
And can't tell where to find them.
Leave them alone, And they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.


Little Miss Muffet

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


Little Mouse

He climbed up the candlestick,
The little mousey brown,
To steal and eat tallow,
And he couldn't get down.
He called for his grandma,
But his grandma was in town,
So he doubled up into a wheel,
And rolled himself down.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


Little Peter Rabbit

Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
Little Peter Rabbit's got a fly upon his nose,
and he flicked it and it flew away.
Floppy ears and curly whiskers,
Floppy ears and curly whiskers,
Floppy ears and curly whiskers.
And he flicked it and it flew away.

Sung to the tune of "John Brown's Body"


Little Robin Redbreast

Little Robin Redbreast
Sat upon a rail.
Niddle, naddle went his head;
Wiggle, waggle went his tail.

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
Up went pussy cat, and down went he!
Down came pussy, and away Robin ran;
Says little Robin Redbreast, "Catch me if you can!"

Little Robin Redbreast jumped upon a wall,
Pussy cat jumped after him, and almost got a fall!
Little Robin chirped and sang, and what did pussy say?
Pussy cat said, "Mew," and Robin jumped away.


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.


Never Smile at a Crocodile!

Never smile at a crocodile!
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin

Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile

You may very well be well bred
Lots of etiquette in your head
But there's always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette

For instance:
Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can't get friendly with a crocodile
Don't be taken in by his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile!


Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard.
To fetch her poor doggie a bone;
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor doggie had none.

She took him a clean dish
To get him some tripe;
But when she came back,
He was smoking a pipe.

She went to the grocer's
To buy him some fruit,
But when she came back,
He was playing the flute.

She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread;
But when she came back,
The poor dog was dead.

She went to the undertaker's
To buy him a coffin;
But when she came back'
The poor dog was laughing.

She went to the Hatter's
To buy him a hat;
But when she came back,
He was feeding the cat.

The dame made a curtsey,
The dog made a bow;
The dame said "Your servant"
The dog said, "Bow wow!"


One, Two, Three, Four, Five

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.


Piggy On The Railway

Piggy on the railway,
Picking up stones,
Along came an engine
And broke poor Piggy's bones.

"Oh" said Piggy, "That's not fair"
"Oh" said the Engine, "I don't care"


Pop! Goes the Weasel

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought 'twas all in fun.
Pop! goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle.
That's the way the money goes.
Pop! goes the weasel.

Up and down the City Road,
In and out of the Eagle,
That's the way the money goes.
Pop! goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenney rice,
Half a pound of treacle,
Mix it up and make it nice,
Pop! goes the weasel.


Ride a Cock Horse

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


The Animal Fayre

I went to the animal fayre
The birds and the beasts were there,
The big baboon by the light of the moon
Was combing his auburn hair;
The monkey fell out of his bunk
Slid down the elephants trunk,
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And what became of the monkey, monkey, monkey,
Monkey, monkey, monkey, monkey ....?


The Fly has Married the Bumblebee

Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,
The fly has married the bumblebee.
They went to the church,
And married was she.
The fly has married the bumblebee.


The Hart, the Hare

The hart, he loves the high wood;
The hare, she loves the hill;
The knight, he loves his bright sword;
The lady loves her will.


The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn
Were fighting for the crown;
The Lion beat the Unicorn
All about the town.

Some gave them white bread
And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake
And drummed them out of town!


The Little Turtle Dove

High in the pine tree,
The little turtle dove
Made a little nursery
To please her little love.
"Coo," said the turtle dove,
"Coo," said she;
In the long, shady branches
Of the dark pine tree.


There's a Big Eyed Owl

There's a Big Eyed Owl,
With a pointed nose.
Two pointed ears and claws for his toes.
He sits in the tree,
And he looks at you.
He flaps his wings,
And says TOOWIT-TOOWOOOOOO

The inspiration for the name of this website!


There's a Cow on the Mountain

There's a cow on the mountain, the old saying goes,
On her legs are four feet, on her feet are eight toes.
Her tail is behind on the end of her back,
And her head is in front on the end of her neck.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


This Little Cow

This little cow eats grass,
This little cow eats hay.
This little cow drinks water,
This little cow runs away,
This little cow does nothing,
But just lies down all day,
We'll whip her, let's whip her, let's whip her.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


This Little Frog

This little frog has two eyes,
Four legs,
One mouth, no tail,
Says croak, croak and
Plops into the water.
These little frogs have four eyes,
Eight legs,
Two mouths, no tails,
Say croak, croak and
Plop into the water.

Traditional Chinese nursery rhyme


This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy cried "Wee, wee, wee, wee!"
All the way home.

For each 'piggy', hold each of a young child's toe in turn, starting with the big one. A great rhyme to tell while cutting little toenails!


To Market, to Market

To market, to market to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggetty jig.

To market, to market to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggetty jog.

To market, to market to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.