A A B C ... Great A, little a,
A TISKET, A TASKET... A tisket, a tasket,
ABOUT THE BUSH ... About the bush, Willie,
THE ALPHABET ... A, B, C, and D,
AN EQUAL ... Read my riddle, I pray.
AN ICICLE ... Lives in winter,
AROUND THE GREEN GRAVEL ... Around the green gravel the grass grows green,
AS I WAS GOING ALONG ... As I was going along, along
AS I WENT OVER LINCOLN BRIDGE ... As I went over Lincoln Bridge
AWAY, BIRDS, AWAY ... Away, birds, away!
B BAA, BAA, BLACK SHEEP ... Baa, baa, black sheep,
BABY DOLLY ... Hush, baby, my dolly, I pray you don’t cry,
THE BALLOON ... What is the news of the day,
BANBURY CROSS ... Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
BANDY LEGS ... As I was going to sell my eggs
BARBER ... Barber, barber, shave a pig.
BAT, BAT ... Bat, bat,
BEDTIME ... The Man in the Moon looked out of the moon,
BEES ... A swarm of bees in May
BELL HORSES ... Bell horses, bell horses, what time of day?
BELLEISLE ... At the siege of Belleisle
THE BELLS ... You owe me five shillings,
BESSY BELL AND MARY GRAY ... Bessy Bell and Mary Gray,
BETTY BLUE ... Little Betty Blue
BILLY, BILLY ... Billy, Billy, come and play,
THE BIRD SCARER ... Away, birds, away!
BIRDS OF A FEATHER ... Birds of a feather flock together,
THE BLACK HEN ... Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
THE BLACKSMITH ... Robert Barnes, My fellow fine,
BLUE BELL BOY ... I had a little boy,
BOBBY SHAFTOE ... Bobby Shaftoe’s gone to sea
BOBBY SNOOKS ... Little Bobby Snooks was fond of his books,
BOY AND GIRL ... There was a little boy and a little girl
BOY AND THE SPARROW ... A little cock-sparrow sat on a green tree,
THE BOY IN THE BARN ... A little boy went, into a barn,
THE BUNCH OF BLUE RIBBONS ... Oh, dear, what can the matter be?
BURNIE BEE ... Burnie bee, burnie bee,
BUTTERFLY, BUTTERFLY ... Butterfly, butterfly,
BUTTONS ... Buttons, a farthing a pair!
BYE, BABY BUNTING ... Bye, baby bunting,
C CAESAR’S SONG ... Bow-wow-wow!
A CANDLE ... Little Nanny Etticoat
CANDLE-SAVING ... To make your candles last for aye,
THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE ... Hey, diddle, diddle!
THE CATS WENT OUT TO SERENADE ... The cats went out to serenade
A CHERRY ... As I went through the garden gap,
A CHIMNEY ... Black within and red without;
CHRISTMAS ... Christmas comes but once a year,
CHRISTMAS ... Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
CLAP HANDIES ... Clap, clap handies,
THE CLEVER HEN ... I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen,
THE CLOCK ... There’s a neat little clock,
THE COACHMAN ... Up at Piccadilly, oh!
COBBLER, COBBLER ... Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe,
A COCK AND BULL STORY ... The cock’s on the housetop blowing his horn;
THE COCK AND THE HEN ... “Cock, cock, cock, cock,
COCK-A-DOODLE-DO ... Oh, my pretty cock, oh, my handsome cock,
COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! ... Cock-a-doodle-do!
COCK-CROW ... Cocks crow in the morn
COFFEE AND TEA ... Molly, my sister and I fell out,
COME, LET’S TO BED ... “To bed! To bed!”
COME OUT TO PLAY ... Girls and boys, come out to play,
COME TO THE WINDOW ... Come to the window,
COMICAL FOLK ... In a cottage in Fife
A COUNTING-OUT RHYME ... Hickery, dickery, 6 and 7,
THE CROOKED SIXPENCE ... There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
CROSS PATCH ... Cross patch, draw the latch,
CRY, BABY ... Cry, baby, cry,
CURLY-LOCKS ... Curly-locks, Curly-locks, wilt thou be mine?
CUT THISTLES IN MAY... Cut thistles in May,
CUSHY COW ... Cushy cow, bonny, let down thy milk,
D DAFFODILS ... Daffy-down-dilly has come to town
DAME TROT AND HER CAT ... Dame Trot and her cat
DANCE TO YOUR DADDIE ... Dance to your daddie,
DANCE, LITTLE BABY ... Dance, little Baby, dance up high!
DANCE, THUMBKIN DANCE ... Dance, Thumbkin, dance;
DAPPLE-GRAY ... I had a little pony,
THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN ... Who killed Cock Robin?
THE DERBY RAM ... As I was going to Derby all on a market-day,
DIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLING ... Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John
A DIFFICULT RHYME ... What is the rhyme for porringer?
DING, DONG, BELL ... Ding, dong, bell,
DOCTOR FELL ... do not like thee, Doctor Fell;
DOCTOR FOSTER ... Doctor Foster went to Glo’ster,
THE DONKEY ... Donkey, donkey, old and gray,
THE DOVE AND THE WREN ... The dove says coo, coo, what shall I do?
DREAMS ... Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told,
DUCKS AND DRAKES ... A duck and a drake,
THE DUSTY MILLER ... Margaret wrote a letter,
E EENIE, MEENIE, MINEY, MO ... Eenie, meeny, miney, mo
ELIZABETH ... Elizabeth, Elspeth, Betsy, and Bess,
ELSIE MARLEY ... Elsie Marley's grown so fine,
F THE FARMER AND THE RAVEN ... A farmer went trotting upon his gray mare,
FEARS AND TEARS ... Tommy’s tears and Mary’s fears
FIDDLE DEE DEE ... Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,
FINGERS AND TOES ... Every lady in this land
THE FIRST OF MAY ... The fair maid who, the first of May,
FIVE TOES ... This little pig went to market;
THE FLYING PIG ... Dickory, dickory, dare,
FOR BABY ... You shall have an apple,
FOR EVERY EVIL ... For every evil under the sun
FOR WANT OF A NAIL ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost;
FOREHEAD, EYES, CHEEKS, NOSE, MOUTH, AND CHIN...Here sits the Lord Mayor,
G GEORGY PORGY ... Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie,
THE GIRL AND THE BIRDS ... When I was a little girl, about seven years old,
THE GIRL IN THE LANE ... The girl in the lane, that couldn’t speak plain,
GOING TO ST. IVES ... As I was going to St. Ives
GOOD ADVICE ... Come when you’re called,
GOOSEY, GOOSEY, GANDER ... Goosey, goosey, gander,
THE GREEDY MAN ... The greedy man is he who sits
H HANDY PANDY ... Handy Pandy, Jack-a-dandy,
HARK! HARK! ... Hark, hark! the dogs do bark!
THE HART ... The hart he loves the high wood,
HECTOR PROTECTOR ... Hector Protector was dressed all in green;
HEIGH-HO, THE CARRION CROW ... A carrion crow sat on an oak,
HERE GOES MY LORD ... Here goes my lord
HERE SITS THE LORD MAYOR ... Here sits the Lord Mayor,
HI! HI! SAYS ANTHONY ... Hi! Hi! says Anthony,
HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK ... Hickory, dickory, dock!
HIGH IN THE PINE TREE ... High in the pine tree,
THE HOBBY-HORSE ... I had a little hobby-horse,
HORSIE, HORSIE, DON'T YOU STOP ... Horsie, horsie, don't you stop,
HOT BOILED BEANS ... Ladies and gentlemen come to supper-
HOT CODLINS ... There was a little woman, as I’ve been told,
HOT-CROSS BUNS...Hot-cross Buns!
HOT GRAY PEASE ... Piping hot, smoking hot.
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT ... This is the house that Jack built.
HUMPTY DUMPTY... Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
THE HUNTER OF REIGATE ... A man went a-hunting at Reigate,
HUSH-A-BYE ... Hush-a-bye, baby, on the tree top!
HUSH-A-BYE ... Hush-a-bye, baby, lie still with thy daddy,
HUSH BABY DOLLY ... Hush, baby, my dolly, I pray you don't cry,
I IF I HAD A DONKEY ... If I had a donkey
I HAD A LITTLE HUSBAND ... I had a little husband no bigger than my thumb,
I HAD A LITTLE NUT TREE ... I had a little nut tree,
I LOVE SIXPENCE ... I love sixpence, a jolly, jolly sixpence,
I SAW A SHIP A-SAILING ... I saw a ship a-sailing,
I SING, I SING ... I sing, I sing,
I’LL TELL YOU A STORY ... I’ll tell you a story
IF ... If all the world were apple pie,
IF ALL THE SEAS WERE ONE SEA ... If all the seas were one sea,
IF WISHES WERE HORSE ... If wishes were horses, beggars would ride
IN MARBLE WALLS ... In marble walls as white as milk,
IN SPRING I LOOK GAY ... In Spring I look gay,
INTERY, MINTERY ... Intery, mintery, cutery corn,
THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER ... The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout,
J JACK ... Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
JACK AND HIS FIDDLE ... “Jacky, come and give me thy fiddle,
JACK AND JILL ... Jack and Jill went up the hill,
JACK JELF ... Little Jack Jelf
JACK JINGLE ... Little Jack Jingle,
JACK SPRAT ... Jack Sprat
JENNY WREN ... As little Jenny Wren
JERRY HALL ... Jerry Hall, he was so small,
JOHN SMITH ... Is John Smith within?
JUST LIKE ME ... “I went up one pair of stairs.”
K THE KILKENNY CATS ... There were once two cats of Kilkenny.
THE KING OF FRANCE ... The King of France went up the hill,
L LADYBIRD ... Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home!
LAVENDER BLUE ... Lavender blue and rosemary green,
LEG OVER LEG ... Leg over leg,
LEND ME THY MARE TO RIDE A MILE ... "Lend me thy mare to ride a mile."
LENGTHENING DAYS ... As the days grow longer
THE LION AND THE UNICORN ... The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown,
THE LITTLE BIRD ... Once I saw a little bird
LITTLE BO-PEEP ... Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
LITTLE BOY BLUE ... Little Boy Blue, come, blow your horn!
LITTLE FRED ... When little Fred went to bed,
LITTLE GIRL AND QUEEN ... “Little girl, little girl, where have you been?”
THE LITTLE GIRL WITH A CURL ... There was a little girl who had a little curl
LITTLE JACK HORNER ... Little Jack Horner
LITTLE JENNY WREN ... Little Jenny Wren fell sick,
LITTLE JUMPING JOAN ... Here am I, little jumping Joan,
LITTLE KING BOGGEN ... Little King Boggen, he built a fine hall,
LITTLE MAID ... “Little maid, pretty maid, whither goest thou?”
A LITTLE MAN ... There was a little man, and he had a little gun,
THE LITTLE MOPPET ... I had a little moppet,
THE LITTLE MOUSE ... I have seen you, little mouse,
LITTLE POLL PARROT ... Little Poll Parrot
LITTLE POLLY FLINDERS ... Little Polly Flinders
LITTLE PUSSY ... I like little Pussy,
LITTLE TOM TUCKER ... Little Tom Tucker
LOCK AND KEY ... “I am a gold lock.”
LONDON BRIDGE ... London Bridge is broken down,
THE LOST SHOE ... Doodle doodle doo,
LUCY LOCKET ... Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
M A MAN AND A MAID ... There was a little man,
THE MAN IN OUR TOWN ... There was a man in our town,
THE MAN IN THE MOON ... The Man in the Moon came tumbling down
THE MAN IN THE WILDERNESS ... The man in the wilderness
THE MAN OF BOMBAY ... There was a fat man of Bombay,
THE MAN OF DERBY ... A little old man of Derby,
THE MAN OF TOBAGO ... There was an old man of Tobago
THE MAN WHO HAD NAUGHT ... There was a man and he had naught,
MARCH WINDS ... March winds and April showers
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB ... Mary had a little lamb,
MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY ... Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
MARY’S CANARY ... Mary had a pretty bird,
MASTER I HAVE ... Master I have, and I am his man,
A MELANCHOLY SONG ... Trip upon trenchers,
THE MERCHANTS OF LONDON ... Hey diddle dinkety poppety pet,
MISS MUFFET ... Little Miss Muffet
THE MIST ... A hill full, a hole full,
MONEY AND THE MARE ... “Lend me thy mare to ride a mile.”
THE MOUSE AND THE CLOCK ... Hickory, dickory, dock!
MOTHER, MAY I GO OUT TO SWIM? ... "Mother, may I go out to swim?"
THE MULBERRY BUSH ... Here we go round the mulberry bush,
MULTIPLICATION IS VEXATION ... Multiplication is vexation,
MY KITTEN ... Hey, my kitten, my kitten,
MY LITTLE MAID ... High diddle doubt, my candle
MY LOVE ... Saw ye aught of my love a-coming from the market?
MY MAID MARY ... My maid Mary she minds the dairy
MYSELF ... As I walked by myself,
N NANCY DAWSON ... Nancy Dawson was so fine
A NEEDLE AND THREAD ... Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye,
NEEDLES AND PINS ... Needles and pins, needles and pins,
O OH, DEAR! ... Dear, dear! what can the matter be?
OLD CHAIRS TO MEND ... If I’d as much money as I could spend,
OLD GRIMES ... Old Grimes is dead, that good old man,
OLD KING COLE ... Old King Cole
THE OLD MAN ... There was an old man
OLD MOTHER GOOSE ... Old Mother Goose, when
OLD MOTHER HUBBARD ... Old Mother Hubbard;
THE OLD WOMAN AND THE PEDLAR ... There was an old woman, as I’ve heard tell,
THE OLD WOMAN FROM FRANCE ... There came an old woman from France
THE OLD WOMAN OF GLOUCESTER ... There was an old woman of Gloucester,
THE OLD WOMAN OF HARROW ... There was an old woman of Harrow,
THE OLD WOMAN OF LEEDS ... There was an old woman of Leeds,
THE OLD WOMAN OF SURREY ... There was an old woman in Surrey,
THE OLD WOMAN UNDER A HILL ... There was an old woman
OLD WOMAN, OLD WOMAN ... There was an old woman tossed in a basket
ONE FOR SORROW ... One for sorrow,
ONE MISTY MOISTY MORNING ... One misty moisty morning,
ONE TO TEN ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
ONE, HE LOVES ... One, he loves; two, he loves:
ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE ... One, two,
ONE, TWO, THREE ... One, two, three, four, five,
OVER THE WATER ... Over the water, and over the sea,
P PAIRS OR PEARS ... Twelve pairs hanging high,
PANCAKE DAY ... Great A, little a,
PAT-A-CAKE ... Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
PEASE PORRIDGE ... Pease porridge hot,
PETER PIPER ... Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
PETER, PETER, PUMPKIN-EATER ... Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater,
A PIG ... As I went to Bonner,
PINS ... See a pin and pick it up,
THE PIPER AND HIS COW ... There was a piper had a cow,
PIPPEN HILL ... As I was going up Pippen Hill
PLAY DAYS ... How many days has my baby to play?
A PLUM PUDDING ... Flour of England, fruit of Spain,
POLLY AND SUKEY ... Polly, put the kettle on,
POOR OLD ROBINSON CRUSOE! ... Poor old Robinson Crusoe!
PRETTY JOHN WATTS ... Pretty John Watts
PUNCH AND JUDY ... Punch and Judy
PUSSY-CAT AND QUEEN ... “Pussy-cat, pussy-cat,
PUSSY-CAT AND THE DUMPLINGS ... Pussy-cat ate the dumplings, the dumplings,
PUSSY-CAT BY THE FIRE ... Pussy-cat sits by the fire;
PUSSY-CAT MEW ... Pussy-cat Mew jumped over a coal,
Q THE QUARREL ... My little old man and I fell out;
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS ... The Queen of Hearts
R RAIN ... Rain, rain, go away
RAIN ... Rain, rain, go to Spain,
RIDE A COCK-HORSE ... Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
RIDE AWAY, RIDE AWAY ... Ride away, ride away,
RING A RING O’ ROSES ... Ring a ring o’ roses,
THE ROBIN ... The north wind doth blow,
ROBIN AND RICHARD ... Robin and Richard were two pretty men,
ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN ... Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
ROBIN REDBREAST ... Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,
ROBIN-A-BOBBIN ... Robin-a-Bobbin
THE ROBINS ... A robin and a robin’s son
ROCK-A-BYE, BABY ... Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;
RUB-A-DUB-DUB ... Rub-a-dub-dub
S SATURDAY, SUNDAY ... On Saturday night
A SEASONABLE SONG ... Piping hot, smoking hot.
THE SEASONS ... Spring is showery, flowery, bowery;
SEE-SAW ... See-saw, Margery Daw,
SEE SAW, SACRADOWN ... See, saw, sacradown
SEE, SEE ... See, see! What shall I see?
SHALL WE GO A-SHEARING? ... “Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?”
A SHIP’S NAIL ... Over the water,
SHOEING ... Shoe the colt,
A SIEVE ... A riddle, a riddle, as I suppose,
SIMPLE SIMON ... Simple Simon met a pieman,
SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE ... Sing a song of sixpence,
SING, SING ... Sing, Sing, what shall I sing?
SIPPITY SUP ... Sippity sup, sippity sup,
SIX LITTLE MICE ... Six little mice sat down to spin;
SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP ... Sleep, baby, sleep,
SMILING GIRLS, ROSY BOYS ... Smiling girls, rosy boys,
SNEEZING ... If you sneeze on Monday, you sneeze for danger;
SOLOMON GRUNDY ... Solomon Grundy,
A STAR ... Higher than a house, higher than a tree.
A STRANGE OLD WOMAN ... There was an old woman, and what do you think?
SULKY SUE ... Here’s Sulky Sue,
SUNSHINE ... Hick-a-more, Hack-a-more,
A SUNSHINY SHOWER ... A sunshiny shower
A SURE TEST ... If you are to be a gentleman,
SWAN ... Swan, swan, over the sea;
A SWARM OF BEES IN MAY ... A swarm of bees in May
T T’OTHER LITTLE TUNE ... I won’t be my father’s Jack,
TAFFY ... Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief,
THE TAILORS AND THE SNAIL ... Four and Twenty tailors
TEETH AND GUMS ... Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
THE TEN O’CLOCK SCHOLAR ... A diller, a dollar, a ten o’clock scholar!
THAT’S ALL ... There was an old woman sat spinning,
THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN ... There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
THERE WAS A LITTLE TURTLE ... There was a little turtle
THERE WAS A MAID ON SCRABBLE HILL ... There was a maid on Scrabble Hill,
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN ... There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN ... There was an old woman, and what do you think?
THIRTY DAYS HATH SEPTEMBER ... Thirty days hath September,
THIRTY WHITE HORSES ... Thirty white horses upon a red hill,
THIS IS THE WAY ... This is the way the ladies ride,
THIS LITTLE FROGGY ... This little froggy took a big leap,
THIS LITTLE PIG ... This little pig went to market;
A THORN ... I went to the wood and got it;
THREE BLIND MICE ... Three blind mice! See how they run!
THREE CHILDREN ON THE ICE ... Three children sliding on the ice
THREE LITTLE KITTENS ... Three little kittens,
THE THREE SONS ... There was an old woman had three sons,
THREE STRAWS ... Three straws on a staff
THREE WISE MEN OF GOTHAM ... Three wise men of Gotham
THREE YOUNG RATS ... Three young rats with black felt hats,
TO BABYLON ... How many miles is it to Babylon?-
TO MARKET ... To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
TOM, TOM, THE PIPER’S SON ... Tom, Tom, the piper’s son,
TOMMY SNOOKS ... As Tommy Snooks and Bessy Brooks
TOMMY TITTLEMOUSE ... Little Tommy Tittlemouse
TONGS ... Long legs, crooked thighs,
TWEEDLE-DUM AND TWEEDLE-DEE ... Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee
TWENTY NAILS ... Every lady in this land
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR ... Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
TWO BIRDS ... There were two birds sat on a stone,
TWO GRAY KITS ... The two gray kits,
TWO PIGEONS ... I had two pigeons bright and gay,
U UP THE WOODEN HILL TO BLANKET FAIR ... Up the wooden hill to Blanket Fair,
W A WALNUT ... As soft as silk, as white as milk,
WASH THE DISHES ... Wash the dishes,
WEE WILLIE WINKIE ... Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town
A WEEK OF BIRTHDAYS ... Monday’s child is fair of face,
A WELL ... As round as an apple, as deep as a cup,
WHAT ARE LITTLE BOYS MADE OF? ... What are little boys made of, made of?
WHAT DID I DREAM ... What did I dream?
WHEN ... When I was a bachelor
WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL ... When I was a little girl, about seven years old,
WHEN JENNY WREN WAS YOUNG ... ’Twas once upon a time, when Jenny Wren was young,
WHEN THE SNOW IS ON THE GROUND ... The little robin grieves
WHERE ARE YOU GOING MY PRETTY MAID ... “Where are you going, my pretty maid?”
WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE? ... Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone?
WHETHER THE WEATHER ... Whether the weather be fine,
WHISTLE ... “Whistle, daughter, whistle;
WHY MAY NOT I LOVE JOHNNY? ... Johnny shall have a new bonnet,
WILLY BOY ... “Willy boy, Willy boy, where are you going?
WILLY, WILLY ... Willy, Willy Wilkin
THE WINDS ... Mister East gave a feast;
WINKEN, BLINKEN, AND NOD ... Winken, Blinken, and Nod one night
WINTER ... Cold and raw the north wind doth blow,
A WISE OLD OWL ... A wise old owl sat in an oak,
THE WOMAN OF EXETER ... There dwelt an old woman at Exeter;
Y YOUNG LAMBS TO SELL ... If I’d as much money as I could tell,
YOUNG ROGER AND DOLLY ... Young Roger came tapping at Dolly’s window,
A to Z of Mother Goose
The following alphabetical list of rhymes and poem scovers most of the well known and
traditional Mother Goose Rhymes, which you will probably find amongst these pages, probably
on the main nursery rhyme page.
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