Nursery Rhyme Collection

Ole King Cole

Ole King Cole
was a merry old soul,
and a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe,
and he called for his bowl,
and he called for his fiddlers three.
And ever fiddler, he had a fine fiddle,
and a very fine fiddle had he.
"Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee,"
went the fiddlers
Oh, there's none so rare
as can compare
with King Cole and his fiddlers three.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

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

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rules,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Rock-a-bye baby,
In the treetop,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, bough, cradle and all.

London Bridge

London Bridge is broken down,
Dance over my lady lee;
London Bridge is broken down
With a gay lady.

Additional verses:

"How shall we build it up again?"
"Build it up with silver and gold."
"Silver and gold will be stole away."
"Build it up with iron and steel."
"Iron and steel will bend and bow."
"Build it up with wood and clay."
"Wood and clay will wash away."
"Build it up with stone so strong."

Hey Diddle Diddle

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

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.

Peter Piper Picked a Peck

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

There Was a Crooked Man

There was a crooked man
Who walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence
Against a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat
Which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together
In a crooked little house.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

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

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.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

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

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,
They all began to sing.
Now, wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the King?
The King was in his countinghouse,
Counting out his money;
The Queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes.
Along there came a big black bird
And snipped off her nose!

Thirty Days Hath September

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest of thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
Which has but twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

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