Collection Of 12 Popular Nursery Poems or Rhymes

Here is collection of few Popular Nursery Poems or Rhymes. Poems and Rhymes are nostalgic memories for all of us.  The gentle words and tune in rhyming words interests them and they love the reassuring tune in the nursery rhymes. This is the best form of entertainment for children and an intelligent tool to teach them the simple things in life If you want to teach your child with Nursery Poems or Rhymes here is a collections….

1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

“Twinkle Twinkle  Little Star” is one of the most popular English nursery rhymes. The lyrics are from an early nineteenth-century English poem, it was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. The English lyrics were first published as a poem with the title “The Star” by sisters Ann and Jane Taylor (1793–1824) in Rhymes for the Nursery in London in 1806. The poem was probably written by Jane.There are five stanzas.

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star’
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!  ”

2.  Baa  Baa Black Sheep


Baa baa black sheep have you any wool nursery rhyme poem famous for its music, Music was first Published for “Baa ,baa black sheep ” was in early nineteenth century making it into a song for children. This rhyme was first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book , published . 1744 with the following lyrics. There are six stanzas.

“Bah, Bah a black Sheep,
Have you any Wool?
Yes merry have I,
Three Bags full,
One for my master,
One for my Dame,
One for the little Boy
That lives down the lane.”

3.  Johnny Johnny Yes Papa


Johnny jhnony yes papa one of the famous nursery rhyme. I d’t say more about it . There are  seven stanzas.

“Johnny Johnny Yes Papa,
Eating sugar ?
No Papa,
Telling lies ?
No Papa,
Open your mouth , Ha! Ha! Ha!”

4.  Humty Dumty Sat On a Wall


The rhyme does not explicitly state that the subject is an egg because it probably was originally posed as a riddle.  The riddle may depend on the assumption that, whereas a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, an egg would be. There are also various theories of an original “Humpty Dumpty”. It was first published in 1810 in a version of Gammer. There are  four  stanzas.

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

5.  Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill

It is is a classic nursery  rhyme. The origin of the rhyme are several theories. The rhyme is known to date back to at least the eighteenth century.  It was first published s in France. There are  four  stanzas.

“Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.”

6.    Pussy Cat Pussy Cat

Pussy cat Pussy cat is very popular rhyme. The eariest record of the rhyme is publication in Songs for the Nursery, printed in London in 1805. The Queen most often depicted in illustrations is Elizabeth I. There are  four  stanzas.

“Pussy cat, pussy cat,
where have you been?
I’ve been down to London to visit the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse, under her chair.”

7.   Hickary Dickary Duck

This is one of the popular rhymes  “Hickary dickary duck” .The earliest recorded version of the rhyme is in Tpmmy Thumb’s Pretty  Songs Book published in London about 1744, which uses the opening line: ‘Hickere, Dickere Dock’. There are  five  stanzas.

“Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.”

8.   Mary Had  A Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb is popular rhyme of nineteenth-century American origin. was first published  as an original poem by  Sarah Josepha Hale  on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident. As a girl, Mary Sawyer (later Mrs. Mary Tyler) kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued. Here is  eight  stanzas of “Mary had a little lamb”.

“Mary had a little lamb,
little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
and everywhere that Mary went,
the lamb was sure to go.”

9.   Jingle Bell Jingle Bell

Jingle Bell song is complitle based on Cristmass. James Pierpoint who composed the song in 1857 for children.  Jingle Bell one of the most famous American Christmas songs. Jingle Bell was originally written for Thanksgiving!

“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!
Santa Claus is coming alone, riding on his sleigh!
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle all the way!

who Christmas day
Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring,
making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing,
A sleighing song tonight,”

10.   Rain Rain Go Away

There are many versions and variations of this rhyming. It was co-written by Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney in 1687.   Rain Rain Go Away” was initially recorded by Bobby Vinton. The most common modern version of is:

“Rain rain go away,
Come again another day.
Little johnny wants to play,”

11.   Ring a Ring o’ Roses

Ring – a – Ring – a – Ring Roses is playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881; but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s. The first printing of the rhyme was in Kate Greenaway’s  1881. There are  four  stanzas.

“Ring – a – Ring – a – Ring rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down!”

12.    London Bridge Is Falling Down

London Bridge Is Falling Down is a well-known popular  nursery rhyme and singing game, which is found in different versions all over the world. The fair lady referred to could be Matilda of Scotland who was responsible for the building of a series of London bridges. There are  seven  stanzas.

” London bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down, My fair lady.
Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel, My fair lady.
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow, My fair lady.”

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