Animal Rhymes

A Cat Came Fiddling Out of a Barn

A cat came fiddling out of a barn, With a pair of bagpipes under her arm. She could sing nothing but fiddle dee dee, The mouse has married the bumblebee. Pipe, cat; dance, mouse; We’ll have a wedding at our …[Continue]

Three Young Rats

Three young rats with black felt hats, Three young ducks with white straw flats, Three young dogs with curling tails, Three young cats with demi-veils, Went out to walk with two young pigs In satin vests and sorrel wigs, But …[Continue]

Slippery Slim

Slippery Slim, a garter snake, Leaned against a garden rake And smiled a sentimental smile At Tilly Toad, on the gravel pile, Till that bashful miss was forced to hop And hide her face in a carrot-top. Leroy F. Jackson…[Continue]

A Race, A Race To Moscow

A race, a race to Moscow, Before the close of day! A race, a race to Moscow, A long, long way! First comes a butterfly a-riding on a frog, Next comes a water rat a-floating on a log; A caterpillar …[Continue]

Six Little Mice Sat Down To Spin

Six little mice sat down to spin; Pussy passed by and she peeped in; “What are you doing, my little men?” “Weaving coats for gentlemen.” “Shall I come in and cut off your threads?” “No, no, Mistress Pussy, you’d bite …[Continue]


Cocks crow in the morn To tell us to rise, And he who lies late Will never be wise; For early to bed And early to rise, Is the way to be healthy And wealthy and wis…[Continue]

Pussy Cat Mew

Pussy-cat Mew jumped over a coal, And in her best petticoat burnt a great hole. Poor Pussy’s weeping, she’ll have no more milk Until her best petticoat’s mended with silk….[Continue]

I Had A Little Hen

I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen, She washed me the dishes, and kept the house clean; She went to the mill to fetch me some flour, She brought it home in less than an hour; She baked …[Continue]

A Carrot in a Garden

A carrot in a garden And a rabbit in the wood. Said the rabbit, “Beg your pardon, But you’re surely meant for food; Though you’ve started in to harden, You may still be very good….[Continue]

Intery Mintery

Intery, mintery, cutery corn, Apple seed and apple thorn; Wire, brier, limber-lock, Five geese in a flock, Sit and sing by a spring, O-u-t, and in again….[Continue]