Nursery Rhymes

Most children love being told Nursery Rhymes. The most popular rhymes are listed here. Even elders love to hear these rhymes. They are sweet to our ears forever. These rhymes speak volumes about the interest shown by the education department to enthuse the children to speak out.

The list is clearly not exhaustive but it is believed that a good cross section of famous poems for children have been included. We have selected the most famous Nursery Rhymes for children. We have done our best to collect all the Nursery Rhymes from all sources and add them here for your reference. The addition of more and more rhymes is going on everyday.

These Nursery Rhymes for children have been passed down over the years and due to the short nature of the verse can easily be remembered by most children from a very early age. Analysis of these Nursery Rhymes will reflect the historical background in which these Nursery Rhymes were written.

Nursery Rhymes listed in Alphabetical Order :

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Most of the Nursery Rhymes (POEMS) are by Stuart Macfarlane and covered by copyright. Please do not use these without permission. Nursery Rhymes (POEMS) not written by Stuart Macfarlane are assumed to be in the public domain. If you spot any of them here, please let us know and it will be removed.

  1. Lady Bird Fly Away
  2. Lady Bird Lady Bird
  3. Lavender's Blue
  4. Left is The Window.
  5. Listen to my big drum.
  6. Little Betty Blue
  7. Little Bo and Sheep
  8. Little Bo Peep
  9. Little Boy Blue - 1
  10. Little Boy Blue - 2
  11. Little Boy Sunny
  12. Little Girl Little Girl
  13. Little Tommy Tucker
  14. Little Fingers
  15. Little Fishes!
  16. Little Fishes in a Brook
  17. Little Girl, Little Girl : 1
  18. Little Girl, Little Girl : 2
  19. Little Jack Horner
  20. Little Little Monkeys!
  21. Little Miss Muffett
  22. Little Peter Rabbit
  23. Little Polly Flinders
  24. Little Pup! Little Pup!!
  25. Little Robin Red Breast
  26. Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree
  27. Little Tea Pot
  28. Little Tommy Tucker : 1
  29. Little Tommy Tucker : 2
  30. Lolly-Pop - 1
  31. Lolly Pop - 2
  32. London Bridge
  33. Love Poems
  34. London's burning, London's burning...
  35. Lucy Locket
  36. Lucky Locket Lost Her Pocket
  37. Lullaby, Lullaby
  38. Making A Fool Stop - Shortest Poem ever written
  39. Mary Ann... Mary Ann...
  40. Mary had A Little Lamb - 1
  41. Mary Had A Little Lamb - 2
  42. Mary Mary Quite Contrary
  43. Mary, Mary quite contrary
  44. MATILDA
  45. May God Bless You?
  46. Me
  47. Miss Molly
  48. Mix A Pancake! - 1
  49. Mix A Pancake! - 2
  50. Mix and Fry
  51. Monday's Child is fair of face.
  52. Moon and Star
  53. Mother May I go and bathe?
  54. Mr. East gave a feast.
  55. Mulberry Bush
  56. Mummy and Daddy
  57. Mummy Has Gone to London
  58. My Fingers
  59. My Jack in The Box! - 1
  60. My Jack In The Box! - 2
  61. My Jack In The Box! - 3
  62. My Kite
  63. My Little Bicycles!
  64. My Mother is my God.
  65. My mother said...
  66. My Red Balloon! - 1
  67. My Red Balloon! - 2
  68. My Top
  69. Never Marry An Elephant.
  70. Not Hard At All
  71. Number Rhyme
  72. Numbers from 1 to 9
  73. Numbers from 10 to 20
  74. Numbers from 21 to 50
  75. O My My
  76. Ode Tae A Bumble Bee
  77. Oh! MY My
  78. One Two Buckle My Shoe
  79. Oh! Butterfly! Butterfly!!
  80. Oh! Dear, what can the matter be? - 1
  81. Oh! Dear, What Can The Matter Be? - 2
  82. Oh Where, oh where has my little dog gone?
  83. Old King Cole
  84. Old McDonald
  85. Old McDonald Had A Farm Ei-e-ah Ei-e-ah-o
  86. Old Mother Hubbard
  87. Once I Caught A Fish Alive
  88. Once I saw a little bird.
  89. One Little Two Little
  90. One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians
  91. One, two ...
  92. One More Joins!
  93. Oranges and Lemon
  94. Pat A Cake
  95. Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man
  96. Peas Porridge Hot
  97. Pease Porridge Hot
  98. Peter and Paul
  99. Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater - 1
  100. Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater - 2
  101. Peter - The Clown
  102. Piggie and Engine
  103. Pit-Pat Well-A-Day
  104. Please Porridge Hot.
  105. Polly Put The Kettle On - 1
  106. Polly Put The Kettle On - 2
  107. Poppy, Poppy!
  108. Poor old Robinson Crusoe!
  109. Prayer - 1
  110. Prayer - 2
  111. Pussy Cat Mole
  112. Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
  113. Queen of Hearts
  114. Rabbits, Rabbits!
  115. Rain, Rain Come Soon
  116. Rain Rain Go Away - 1
  117. Rain Rain Go Away - 2
  118. Rat Tat Tat - 1
  119. Rat Tat Tat - 2
  120. Red Amber and Green
  121. Red sky at night
  122. Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross
  123. Ring-A-Ring O Roses - 1
  124. Ring-A-Ring O Roses - 2
  125. Ring A Ring o Roses - 2
  126. Rock A Bye Baby - 1
  127. Rock A Bye Baby - 2
  128. Romantic Love Poems
  129. Roses are Red. - 1
  130. Roses are Red. - 2
  131. Round and Round
  132. Row, row, row your boat - 1
  133. Row Row Row Your Boat - 2
  134. Rub-a-dub-dub
  135. Scare-Crow
  136. See-Saw Margery Daw
  137. See-Saw Up and Down
  138. Simple Simon - 1
  139. Simple Simon - 2
  140. Six little mice sat down to spin
  141. Sleep Baby Sleep
  142. Smiling Girls, Rosy Boys...
  143. Socks On The Line
  144. Solomon Grundy - 1
  145. Solomon Grundy - 2
  146. Star Light
  147. Stop, says The Red Light.
  148. Swing High, Swing High,
  149. Taffy was a Welshman
  150. Target Practice
  151. Tea Pot
  152. Teddy Bear...Teddy Bear - 1
  153. Teddy Bear... Teddy Bear... - 2
  154. Teddy Bear...Teddy Bear - 2
  155. Ten Fluffy Yellow Chicks!
  156. Ten Little Fingers!
  157. Ten Little Fireman
  158. Thank You God
  159. The Bus
  160. The Cat and The Mat
  161. The Clock
  162. The Cock Doth Crow
  163. The Computer Programmer’s Poem - Longest Poem ever written
  164. The Dog Says
  165. The Family!
  166. The Farmer’s In His Den.
  167. The Garden! : 1
  168. The Garden! : 2
  169. The Grocer's Shop
  170. The Lion and The Unicorn - 1
  171. The Lion and The Unicorns - 2
  172. The Moon
  173. The Sun and The Moon
  174. The System Call
  175. The Tick-Tock Clock
  176. The Wheels on The Bus
  177. The Wind and The Rain
  178. The Zig-Zag Boy
  179. The Zoo!
  180. There Comes A Bull.
  181. There was a little girl and she had a little curl
  182. There was a little man and he had a little gun.
  183. There was A Young Lad from Dundee.
  184. There Was An Old Woman
  185. There was an old woman called Nothing-at-all.
  186. There once was A Parrot Named Jack
  187. Three Blind Mice : 1
  188. Three Blind Mice : 2
  189. Three Blind Mice : 3
  190. Tick Tock
  191. Tiger, Tiger, Orange and Black!
  192. To Market To Market - 1
  193. To Market To Market - 2
  194. Tom, Tom, the piper’s son
  195. Tommy kept a chandler's shop.
  196. Tommy, Trot, a man of law
  197. Tooth-Brush
  198. Tweedledum and Tweedledee
  199. Two Little Ducks
  200. Two Little Hands...
  201. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - 1
  202. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - 2
  203. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - 3
  204. Two Little Dicky Birds - 1
  205. Two Little Dicky Birds - 2
  206. Waiting
  207. Washing Day! - 1
  208. Washing Day! - 2
  209. Way to Babylon
  210. Wee Willie Winkie! - 1
  211. Wee Willie Winkie! - 2
  212. Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town
  213. What the Directions Say?
  214. William and Mary
  215. Work while you work. - 1
  216. Work While You Work. - 2
  217. Wow, Vegetables!
  218. Yankee Doodle
  219. Yankee Doodle came to town.
  220. Yankee Doodle Went To Town
  221. ZERO


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