Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes

Children's song chords and lyrics

Nursery Rhyme Singer

We have put together a list of popular Nursery Rhymes with chords and lyrics which are ideal for sing-a-longs especially with toddlers and young children. Whether you play them for fun or in a group with family and young ones, they guarantee loads of fun with toe-tapping tunes that have been around for centuries and still remain popular to this very day.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Lyrics: Jane Taylor   Published: 1806   Written: England

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: C Major

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

     C       C/G       F       C
1. Twin-kle, twin-kle lit-tle star
    F     C       G        C
   How I won-der what you are
   C	 F         C	   G
   Up a-bove the world so high
    C      F	   C	   G
   Like a dia-mond in the sky
    C        C/G       F       C
   Twin-kle, twin-kle lit-tle star
    F	  C       G        C
   How I won-der what you are

Old MacDonald

Author: Unknown    Published: 1917    Written: US

Time Signature: 4/4                                  
Key Signature: D Major 

 Old Macdonald's farm
                         
    D               G     D        A7  D
1. Old Mac-Don-ald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
       D                G     D       A7  D
   And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O!
           D
   With a moo-moo here, and a moo-moo there

   Here a moo, there a moo, ev'-ry-where a moo-moo
    D               G     D        A7  D
   Old Mac-Don-ald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

       D                G         D         A7  D
2. And on that farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-I-O!
            D
   With a cluck-cluck here, and a cluck-cluck there

   Here a cluck, there a cluck, ev'-ry-where a cluck-cluck
    D               G     D        A7  D
   Old Mac-Don-ald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
 
[Continue in this vein changing animals and the sounds they make]

DUCK   -  quack
PIG    -  oink
DOG    -  woof
SHEEP  -  baaa
HORSE  -  neigh
TURKEY -  gobble
MOUSE  -  eek
CAT    -  meow

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Author: Traditional   Published: 1744   Written: England

Time Signature: 2/4
Key Signature: D Major

Baa Baa Black Sheep

    D                        G             D
1. Baa, baa, black sheep___ Have you a-ny wool?
    A7       D           A7        D
   Yes sir, yes sir___ Three bags full;
    D           G              D           A7
   One for the mas-ter___ And one for the dame,
        D           G                   D    A7       D
   And one for the lit-tle boy___ Who lives down the lane.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Author: Traditional   Published: ~ 1910   Written: US

Time Signature: 6/8
Key Signature: G Major

Itsy Bitsy Spider

       G                            D7              G
1. The it-sy bit-sy spi-der climbed up the wa-ter-spout.
    G                       D7                G
   Down came the rain and washed the spi-der out.
    G                     D7              G
   Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
           G                            D7              G
   And the it-sy bit-sy spi-der climbed up the spout a-gain.

Humpty Dumpty

Author: Traditional   Published: 1797   Written: England

Time Signature: 6/8
Key Signature: D Major

Humpty Dumpty

    D              A7        D
1. Hump-ty Dump-ty sat on a wall,
    D               G           A7
   Hump-ty Dum-pty had a great fall.
    D                         A7              D
   All the king's hors-es and all the king's men
                  G          A7        D
   Could-n't put Hump-ty to-geth-er a-gain

[The following verses have been added]

    D              A7           D
2. Hump-ty Dump-ty sat on the ground
    D                G           A7
   Hump-ty Dump-ty looked all a-round
    D                          A7             D
   Gone were the chim-neys___ Gone were the roofs
                 G        A7            D
   All he could see were buck-les and hooves.

    D               A7          D
3. Hump-ty Dump-ty count-ed to ten
    D               G         A7
   Hump-ty Dump-ty took out a pen
    D                         A7              D
   All the King's hors-es and all the King's men
                     G            A7        D
   Were hap-py that Hump-ty's to-geth-er a-gain.

This Old Man

Author: Traditional   Published: 1906   Written: England

Time Signature: 4/4
Key Signature: C Major

This Old Man

    C                                            C
1. This old man, he played one,              6. This old man, he played six
   F                     G7                     F                     G7
   He played knick-knack on my thumb;           He played knick-knack on my sticks;
            C                                            C
   With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,             With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,

   Give the dog  a bone,                         Give the dog a bone,
    G                 C   G7   C                  G                C   G7   C
   This old man came roll-ing home.             This old man came roll-ing home.

    C                                            C
2. This old man, he played two,              7. This old man, he played seven,
   F                     G7                     F                     G7
   He played knick-knack on my shoe;            He played knick-knack up in heaven;
            C                                            C
   With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,             With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,

   Give the dog a bone,                         Give the dog a bone,
    G                 C   G7   C                  G                C   G7   C
   This old man came roll-ing home.             This old man came roll-ing home.

    C                                            C
3. This old man, he played three,            8. This old man, he played eight,
   F                     G7                     F                     G7
   He played knick-knack on my knee;            He played knick-knack on my gate;
            C                                            C
   With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,             With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,

   Give the dog a bone,                         Give the dog a bone,
    G                 C   G7   C                  G                C   G7   C
   This old man came roll-ing home.             This old man came roll-ing home.

    C                                            C
4. This old man, he played four,             9. This old man, he played nine,
   F                     G7                     F                     G7
   He played knick-knack on my door;            He played knick-knack on my spine;
            C                                            C
   With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,             With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,

   Give the dog a bone,                         Give the dog a bone,
    G                 C   G7   C                  G                C   G7   C
   This old man came roll-ing home.             This old man came roll-ing home.

    C                                            C
5. This old man, he played five,            10. This old man, he played ten,
   F                     G7                     F                     G7
   He played knick-knack on my hive;            He played knick-knack once again;
            C                                            C
   With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,             With a knick-knack pad-dy-whack,

   Give the dog a bone,                         Give the dog a bone,
    G                 C   G7   C                  G                C   G7   C
   This old man came roll-ing home.             This old man came roll-ing home.  

London Bridge Is Falling Down

Author: Traditional   Published: 1744   Written: England

Time Signature: 2/4
Key Signature: C Major

London Bridge Is Falling Down

    C                                             C
1. Lon-don Bridge is fall-ing down,           8. Iron and steel will bend and bow,
   G7              C                              G7            C
   Fall-ing down, fall-ing down.                 Bend and bow, bend and bow,

   Lon-don Bridge is fall-ing down,              Iron and steel will bend and bow,
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair la-dy.                                My fair la-dy.

    C                                              C
2. Lon-don Bridge is bro-ken down,            9. Build it up with silver and gold,
   G7             C                              G7                 C
   Bro-ken down, bro-ken down.                   Sil-ver and gold, silver and gold,
    C                                              C
   Lon-don Bridge is bro-ken down,               Build it up with silver and gold,
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair l-ady.                                My fair la-dy.

     C                                            C
3. Build it up with wood and clay,           10. Sil-ver and gold will be stolen away,
    G7             C                             G7              C
   Wood and clay, wood and clay,                 Sto-len a-way, sto-len away,
     C                                            C
   Build it up with wood and clay,               Silver and gold will be sto-len away,
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair la-dy.                                My fair la-dy.

    C                                             C
4. Wood and clay will wash a-way,            11. Set a man to watch all night,   
    G7          C                                 G7                C
   Wash a-way, wash a-way,                       Watch all night, watch all night,
    C                                             C
   Wood and clay will wash a-way,                Set a man to watch all night,
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair la-dy.                                My fair la-dy.

     C                                                C
5. Build it up with bricks and mor-tar,      12. Sup-pose the man should fall asleep,
     G7                  C                        G7            C
   Bricks and mor-tar, bricks and mor-tar,       Fall a-sleep, fall asleep,
     C                                                C
   Build it up with bricks and mor-tar,          Sup-pose the man should fall asleep?
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair la-dy.                                My fair la-dy.

     C                                            C
6. Bricks and mor-tar will not stay,         13. Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
    G7             C                              G7                C
   Will not stay, will not stay,                 Smoke all night, smoke all night,
     C                                            C
   Bricks and mor-tar will not stay,             Give him a pipe to smoke all night,
   G7      C                                     G7      C
   My fair la-dy.                                My fair la-dy.


     C
7. Build it up with iron and steel,
    G7              C
   Iron and steel, iron and steel,

   Build it up with iron and steel,
   G7      C
   My fair la-dy.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Authors: Sarah Josepha Hale/John Roulstone
Published: 1830   Written: USA

Time Signature: 2/4
Key Signature: C Major

Mary Had a Little Lamb
      
   C                         G7             C
1. Ma-ry had a litle lamb___ Lit-tle lamb, lit-tle lamb
   C                                  G7                 C
   Ma-ry had a lit-tle lamb___ It's fleece was white as snow.

       C                               G7          C
2. And ev'-ry-where that Ma-ry went___ Ma-ry went, Ma-ry went
       C                                    G7              C
   And ev'-ry-where that Ma-ry went___ The lamb was sure to go.
         
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