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40+ Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes With Lyrics in English

Mother goose nursery rhymes have been a household favourite for years handed down through the generations. Some of the most popular nursery rhymes you hear these days are nursery rhymes of Mother Goose. Below you can find a list of the most popular Mother Goose Nursery rhymes with English lyrics so that you can learn and sing along with your kids.

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Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Lyrics

Below you can find a list of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for Kids with lyrics:

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes for Kids

1. Are you Sleeping

Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Brother John?
Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing.
Morning bells are ringing.
Ding, ding, dong.
Ding, ding, dong.

2. Banbury Cross

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

3. Birds of a Feather

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

4. Cock-A-Doodle-Do

Cock-a-doodle-doo,
My dame has lost her shoe.
My master’s lost his fiddlestick,
And knows not what to do.

5. Georgie Porgie

Georgie Porgie, pudding, and pie,
Kissed the girls, and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.

6. Goosey, Goosey, Gander

Goosey, goosey, gander,
Wither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstair
And in my lady’s chamber.
There I met an old man
Who would not say his prayers
I took him by the left leg
And threw him down the stairs.

7. Hey Diddle Diddle

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

8. Hickory Dickory Dock

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

9. 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!

10. I had a Little Hen

I had a little hen,
The prettiest ever seen,
She washed up the dishes,
And kept the house clean.

She went to the mill
To fetch me some flour,
And always got home
In less than an hour.

She baked me my bread,
She brewed me my ale,
She sat by the fire
And she told a fine tale!

11. Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

12. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

It’s raining, it’s pouring
The old man is snoring
He bumped his head
And went to bed
And didn’t get up till morning.

13. Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack jumped high
Jack jumped low
Jack jumped over and burned his toe

14. Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

15. Little Bo-Peep

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep
And doesn’t know where to find them;
Leave them alone,
And they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

16. Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue,
Come blow your horn.
The sheep’s in the meadow;
The cow’s in the corn.
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under a haycock, fast asleep.

17. Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb
And pulled out a plum
And said, “What a good boy am I!”

18. 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.

19. London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

20. 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.

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

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21. Mary Mary

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

22. Old Mother Hubbard

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

23. Pat-a-Cake

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!

24. Peter Piper

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

25. Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her, very well.

26. Polly Put the Kettle On

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We’ll all have tea.

Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They’ve all gone away.

27. Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts
All on a summer’s day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole those tarts
And took them quite away.

28. Ring Around the Rosie

Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

The cows in the meadows
Eating buttercups
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all jump up.

29. Rock-a-bye-Baby

Rock-a-bye, Baby, in the tree top,
When the wind blows the cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,
Down tumbles cradle and Baby and all.

30. 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
The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king.

31. Star Light Star Bright

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.

32. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn around.

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Walk upstairs.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say your prayers.

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn out the light.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Say good night.

33. The Clock

There’s a neat little clock
In the schoolroom it stands
And it points to the time
With its two little hands.

And may we, like the clock,
Keep a face clean and bright,
With hands every ready
To do what is right.

34. There Was A Crooked Man

There was a crooked man,
And he 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 little crooked house.

35. There was an Old Woman

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then kissed them all soundly and put them to bed.

36. This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none,
And this little piggy cried “wee wee wee” all the way home.

37. This Little Pig

This little pig went to market,
This little pig stayed home,
This little pig had roast beef,
And this little pig had none,
And this little pig went wee-wee-wee
All the way home.

38. Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

39. Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown,
Tapping at the window, crying at the lock,
Are the children in their bed, for it’s past ten o’clock?

40. Where is Thumbkin? (To the Tune of “Frere Jacques“)

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am!
HereI am!
How are you today, Sir?
Very well I thank you.
Run away.
Run away.

(With this Mother Goose Rhyme you repeat for each verse replacing Thumbkin with another fingers name: Pointer, Middle Man, Ring Finger, Pinky.)

More Nursery Rhymes for Kids

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