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Nursery Rhymes

Merged from our standalone site Nursery Rhymes Online, this is now a Surfnetkids site all about nursery rhymes!

List of Nursery Rhymes

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From “A Beetle and a Broomstraw” to “Zum Gali Gali Gali”, here’s an alphabetic list of all 1691 rhymes we have collected.

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List of Illustrations

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Enjoy retro nursery rhyme illustrations from venerable illustrators such as W.W. Denslow, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and Frederick Richardson.

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The Fox and the Stork

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The Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and provided nothing but a soup, in a wide, shallow dish. This he could lap up with ease; but the Stork, who could but just dip in the point of his bill, was not a bit better. A few days after, he returned the compliment, and invited the […]

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I Have a Little Shadow

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I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed. The funniest thing […]

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Dame Trot And Her Cat

Dame Trot and her cat Led a peaceable life, When they were not troubled With other folks’ strife. When Dame had her dinner, Pussy would wait, And was sure to receive A nice piece from her plate.

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To Market, To Market

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To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, jiggety jig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog, Home again, home again, jiggety jog. To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done.

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Wee Willie Winkie

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Wee Willie Winkie Runs through the town, Upstairs and downstairs In his nightgown. Rapping at the windows, Crying through the lock, “Are the children all in bed? For it’s now eight o’clock.” Wee Willie Winkie Posters

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His Nose

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There was an Old Man on whose nose Most birds of the air could repose; But they all flew away at the closing of day, Which relieved that Old Man and his nose. Edward Lear

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The Goat and the Ass

A Man once kept a Goat and an Ass. The Goat, envying the Ass on account of his greater abundance of food, said: “How shamefully you are treated; at one time grinding in the mill, and at another carrying heavy burdens;” and he further advised him that he should pretend to be epileptic, and fall […]

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The Swallow and the Crow

The Swallow and the Crow had a contention about their plumage. The Crow put an end to the dispute by saying: “Your feathers are all very well in the spring, but mine protect me against the winter.” Fine weather friends are not worth much. Aesop

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The Wolf and the Shepherds

A Wolf passing by, saw some shepherds in a hut eating for their dinner a haunch of mutton. Approaching them, he said: “What a clamor you would raise, if I were to do as you are doing!” Men are too apt to condemn in others the very things they practice themselves. Aesop

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Humpty Dumpty — Illustrated by W.W. Denslow

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One, Two, Three, Four, Five

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? The little one upon the right.

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List of Old Picture Books

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Story books of from days of old, now flipbooks with “real pages” that turn with a click of the mouse.

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The History of Mother Goose Rhymes

When it comes to Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes not many of us know the history behind it. One thing that is interesting is that Mother Goose nursery rhymes are actually only well known in English speaking countries, United States and England being the two most popular spots for these nursery rhymes. Many people don’t know […]

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A Strange Old Woman

There was an old woman, and what do you think? She lived upon nothing but victuals and drink; Victuals and drink were the chief of her diet, And yet this old woman could never be quiet.

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