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Lost Lyrics, History
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Lost Lyrics, History and Origins of Old Nursery Rhymes


The words and lyrics of Nursery Rhymes are important to our history and culture. We have therefore included in this section the 'Lost Lyrics of Old Nursery Rhymes'- the words and lyrics to the lesser known and old nursery rhymes that are in danger of being lost forever. Fashions come and go, child care methods change but we still repeat the favourite and famous old nursery rhymes to our children. Reciting old Nursery Rhymes to children is the most pleasurable first step to providing our children's education. But this particular section will be of interest to the adults! We were really surprised at the number of old nursery rhymes that we had never heard of before! Our interest grew and grew!


Over 100 Additional Online list of Nursery Rhymes, History and Origins


We managed to purchase some really old books containing nursery rhymes and realised that they all should be available online - hence this section and why we called it 'Lost Lyrics of Old Nursery Rhymes' - a free, online resource containing the words and lyrics to as many old nursery rhymes as we could locate - and their history and origins.

 A Carrion Crow sat on an Oak Rhyme
A Farmer went trotting Rhyme
A Little Cock Sparrow
A Man of Words and not of Deeds
A Swarm of Bees in May
As I was going by Charing Cross Rhyme
As I was going up Pippen Hill
Baby Dear, Good Night, Good Night
Bessy Bell and Mary Gray Rhyme
Bless you, Bless you, Bonny Bee
Blow Wind, Blow
Bobby Snooks Rhyme
Boys and Girls Come out to Play
Cackle, Cackle, Mother Goose
Come let's to Bed, says Sleepy-head
Corporal Tim
Croak! said the Toad
Cross Patch
Cuckoo, cuckoo, what do you do?
Curly Locks, Curly Locks Rhyme
Diddledy, Diddledy, Dumpty
Elsie Marley's grown so Fine
Four and Twenty Tailors
Go to Bed First
Handy Spandy Jack-a-Dandy
He that would Thrive
Hector Protector
Hey Diddle Dinkety, Poppety, Pet
Higgledy Piggledy
Hush Baby, my Doll
I Do Not Like Thee Doctor Fell
I had a little Hobby Horse Rhyme
I had a Little Husband
I had a Little Nut Tree
I had a Little Pony
I love Little Pussy
I love Sixpence, Jolly, Jolly, Sixpence
I saw a Ship a-sailing
If all the Seas were one Sea
If Candlemas day (2 February) be Dry & Fair
If St Paul's Day (29 June) be Fair and Clear
If Wishes were Horses
I'll tell you a Story about Jack a Nory
In the Merry Month of May
Is John Smith within
It's raining, it's pouring
John Cook he had a Little Grey Mare
Kind Hearts are Gardens
Ky-me Nay-mo
Leg over Leg Rhyme
Little Betty Blue
Little Girl, Little Girl where have you been
Little Nancy Etticote
Little Polly Flinders
Little Robin Redbreast Sat upon a Rail
Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a Tree
Little Tommy Tittlemouse Rhyme
London Bells Nursery Rhyme
Mary had a Pretty Bird

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Rhyme
Miss Jane had a Bag
Molly, my Sister, and I fell Out
Multiplication is Vexation
My Father left me Three Acres of Land
My Little Old Man and I fell out
Needles and Pins
Nelly Bligh
Oh, Pillykin, Willykin, Winky Wee
Old Abram Brown
Old Chairs to Mend
Once I saw a Little Bird
One Misty, Moisty Morning
Poor old Robinson Crusoe
Pop goes the Weasel
Pussy cat Mole Rhyme
Rainbow to Windward
Robert Barnes, Fellow Fine
Robin and Richard
Robin Hood, Robin Hood
Round and round the garden
See a Pin and Pick it up
Solomon Grundie
Some Little Mice sat in a Barn to spin
St. Swithin's Day if thou dost rain
Taffy was a Welshman
The Barber shaved the Mason
The Cuckoo's a Fine Bird
The King of France Rhyme
The Man in the Moon
The Man in the Wilderness
There was a Fat Man of Bombay Limerick
There was a Jolly Miller once
There was a Little Boy and a Little Girl
There was a little Girl, who had a little Curl
There was a Little Guinea Pig
There was a Little Man Rhyme
There was a Man in Thessaly
There was a Monkey climbed up a Tree
There was an Old Woman called Nothing-at-all
There was an Old Woman lived under a Hill
There was an Old Woman of Leeds
There Was An Old Woman Toss'd Up In A Basket
There was an Old Woman, as I've heard tell
There was an Owl lived in an Oak
There were Two Birds sat on a Stone
Thirty days hath September
This is the Way the Ladies ride
Three Children sliding on the Ice
Three Wise Men of Gotham
To Market, to Market to buy a fat Pig Rhyme
Tom he was a Piper's son
Tom, Tom of Islington
Tommy Snooks and Bessie Brooks
Wash on Monday
When Adam delved, and Eve span
When good King Arthur ruled this Land
When I was A Bachelor
When the Wind is in the East Rhyme
Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?
Young Lambs to sell

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Nursery Rhymes History & Origins
How many of the old Nursery Rhymes have you heard of? Can you help us identify the origins or history of these lesser known children's nursery rhymes? Have we left any out - can you remember any nursery rhymes that we have not included? Please e-mail us with any suggestions and become part of our Nursery Rhymes site (we will credit you with any additions) Help us to maintain our history and heritage through the words and lyrics of old Nursery Rhymes.

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Written By Linda Alchin