15 Popular English Nursery Rhymes with Lyrics

15 Popular English Nursery Rhymes With Lyrics

What is the oldest nursery rhyme?

The oldest children’s song of which we have records are lullabies, intended to help a child fall asleep. Lullabies can be found in every human culture. 

A French poem, similar to “Thirty days hath september”, numbering the days of the month, was recorded in the 13th century. From the late middle Ages there are records of short children’s rhymes songs.

What are the most popular nursery rhymes?

Nursery rhymes form an important part of your baby’s cognitive development. The lyrics of these rhymes help your child to learn about alphabets, numbers, animals and various day-to-day elements. Nursery rhymes are a great way of helping your baby to know and learn a language.

As children, you must have heard a few rhymes from your parents, and your parents may, in turn, have heard from their parents. This means singing nursery rhymes lyrics to a baby has been in practice for generations, and this practice has proven helpful in many aspects. Here are some of the best nursery rhymes for babies and also the various benefits of singing rhymes to babies

15 Popular Nursery Rhymes List For Babies with lyrics

 

1. Twinkle, twinkle little star

 

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky, twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are.

2. I’m a Little Tea Pot

I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here’s my handle (place hand on hip)

Here’s my spout (stick your other arm out straight)

When I get all steamed up, hear me shout

Just tip me over and pour me out (lean over with your spout arm)

3. London Bridge is Falling Down

London Bridge is falling down,

Falling down, falling down.

London Bridge is falling down,

My fair lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,

Wood and clay, wood and clay,

Build it up with wood and clay,

My fair lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,

Wash away, wash away,

Wood and clay will wash away,

My fair lady.

Build it up with iron and steel,

Iron and steel, iron and steel,

Build it up with iron and steel,

My fair lady.

Iron and steel will bend and bow,

Bend and bow, bend and bow,

Iron and steel will bend and bow,

My fair lady.

Build it up with silver and gold,

Silver and gold, silver and gold,

Build it up with silver and gold,

My fair lady.

 

4. Mary Had a Little Lamb

 

Mary had a little lamb,

His fleece was white as snow,

And everywhere that Mary went,

The lamb was sure to go

He followed her to school one day,

Which was against the rule,

It made the children laugh and play,

To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned him out,

But still he lingered near,

And waited patiently about,

Till Mary did appear.

“What makes the lamb love Mary so?”

The eager children cry;

“Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”

The teacher did reply.

 

5. 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.

 

6. Hey diddle diddle

 

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon.

The little dog laughed to see such fun

And the dish ran away with the spoon!

 

7. Baa baa black sheep

 

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!

One for the master, one for the dame,

And one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

 

8. One, two, three, four

 

One, two, three, four, five

Once I caught a fish alive.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on my right.

 

9. 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.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,

As fast as he could caper,

He went to bed to mend his head,

With vinegar and brown paper.

 

10. This old man

 

This old man, he played one

He played knick-knack on my thumb

With a knick knack paddywhack give the dog a bone

This old man cam rolling home…

Two… on my shoe

Three… on my knee

Four… on my door

Five… on my hive

Six… on my sticks

Seven…up to heaven

Eight… on my gate

Nine… on my spine

Ten… once again

 

11. Round and round the garden

 

Round and round the garden, like a Teddy Bear (drawn a circle with your finger on baby’s palm)

One step, two step, (walk your finger up baby’s arm)

Tickle you under there! (tickle baby under the chin)

 

12. Wheels On The Bus

 

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

round and round,

round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

all through the town.

(Roll hands around each other)

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish;

Swish, swish, swish;

Swish, swish, swish.

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish,

all through the town.

 

13. This little piggy

 

This little piggy went to market (touch baby’s biggest toe)

This little piggy stayed at home (touch the next toe)

This little piggy had roast beef (and the next)

This little piggy had none (and the next)

And this little piggy went…Wee wee wee all the way home… (touch the little toe and then run your hand up baby tickling gently as you go)

 

14. 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.

 

15. Pop! Goes the weasel

 

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,

Half a pound of treacle,

That’s the way the money goes,

Pop! goes the weasel.

Up and down the City road,

In and out the Eagle,

That’s the way the money goes,

Pop! goes the weasel.

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