My Family

I have a beautiful family of ten,
My pets are my favorite animal friends.

She is my Mom, beautiful and calm,
When I am sick, she kisses my palm.

He is my dad, strong and dear,
When we are down, he brings us all cheer.

Meet my brother Matt, our baby boy,
He loves fruit salad, and he loves his toys.

This is my Granddad, with a big mustache,
He takes us to the pool, and we make a big splash.

This is my Granny, she loves to bake,
Matt and I enjoy her chocolate cake.

These are my pets, Katy and Bunny,
Matt loves to play with them, when it’s sunny.

Bruno’s white as snow, and Charlie loves chillies,
Come have fun with us, and let’s get silly.

I love my family, I love all my pets
Come sing with us, it’s good as it gets.

Chubby Cheeks

Chubby Cheeks, dimpled chin,
Rosy lips, teeth within,

Curly hair, very fair,
Eyes so blue, lovely too,

Teacher’s pet, Is that you?
“Yes, Yes, Yes.”

Hickety, Pickety

Hickety, pickety, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen;
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay,
Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,
Hickety, pickety, my black hen.

A-B-C Alphabet Song

A-B-C-D-E-F-G
H-I-J-K-LMNOP
Q-R-S, T-U-V
W-X-Y and Z

Now I know my ABC’s
Next time won’t you sing with me?

Alternative
The last line can also be sung: won’t you sing along with me?

Information
This song is to help young children to learn their ABC’s as well as gain a sense of pride from getting them right and a sense of sharing by asking others to join in with them.

All Around the Mulberry Bush

All around the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel.
The monkey thought ’twas all in fun.
Pop! goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle.
That’s the way the money goes.
Pop! goes the weasel.

Up and down the City Road,
In and out of the Eagle,
That’s the way the money goes.
Pop! goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenney rice,
Half a pound of treacle,
Mix it up and make it nice,
Pop! goes the weasel.

An Apple A Day

An apple a day
Sends the doctor away

Apple in the morning
Doctor’s warning

Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright

Eat an apple going to bed
Knock the doctor on the head

Three each day, seven days a week Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.

The Ants Go Marching

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two,
The little one stops to tie his shoe
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching three by three,
The little one stops to climb a tree
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching four by four,
The little one stops to shut the door
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five,
The little one stops to take a dive
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching six by six,
The little one stops to pick up sticks
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching seven by seven,
The little one stops to pray to heaven
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching eight by eight,
The little one stops to shut the gate
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine,
The little one stops to check the time
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching ten by ten,
The little one stops to say “THE END”
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

History:
This song/chant was popular during the Civil War and is sung to the tune “When Johnny comes Marching Home.”

As I Was Going to St. Ives

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Note:
This rhyme is a riddle. Can you tell me how many people were going to St. Ives?

As I Went to Bonner

As I went to Bonner,
I met a pig
Without a wig,
Upon my word and honour.

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

History:
No recorded centrality can be ascribed to this nursery rhyme. It is sung to the same tune as “A, B, C, D, E, F, G” which thusly is from a French tune (“Ah vous dirai je”).