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Did you know that many nursery rhyme lyrics we have read children have their origins in English history. Nursery Rhyme words have been composed for differing reasons, some of these reasons include; rhymes were written to recount local events that may have been forgotten, to express feelings of love and care, lyrics with hidden meaning such as displeasure or grievance with governments and authorities. Often the reason the lyrics are in rhyme form was to ensure they are easy to remember. If they can be easily remembered then it is likely that they would be spread by word of mouth and reach a larger audience. The true reason behind Nursery rhyme lyrics if often not for the faint hearted.

In addition to the search above you can browse all nursery rhymes via the links below or alternatively use our alphabetical listing.

Index of Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Chlidrens Songs

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Nursery Rhymes are normally short songs for children that are typically taught to kids aged between 3 and 7 years. Although the lyrics are often sung for fun they also provide an educational aspects such as learning basic count skills, extending a childs vocabulary, teaching children concepts like the alphabet,  names of week days and months. Nursery rhyme lyrics and childrens songs can also be a useful tool with keeping children occupied on trips, extending playtime or helping with the evening bedtime routine. Many of the lyrics to your faviourte nursery rhymes and childrens songs are easily remembered from your own childhood, however for those you have forgotten or maybe you’re in search of new or variations then LanternTree will be valuable resource.

Here are some more Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Songs for Children

The Old Woman of Gloucester
Widdicote Waddicote
Defiance
Leatherty Patch
On Digital Extremities
Shipwrecked
Two Precepts
What Are Heavy
What Might Have Been
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Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

Funny Little Fellow

Of the very purest type,
For he had a heart as mellow
As an apple over ripe;
And the brightest little twinkle
When a funny thing occurred,
And the lightest little tinkle
Of a laugh you ever heard!

His smile was like the glitter
Of the sun in tropic lands,
And his talk a sweeter twitter
Than the swallow understands;
Hear him sing ... and tell a story
Snap a joke ... ignite a pun,
'Twas a capture ... rapture, glory,
An explosion, all in one!

Though he hadn't any money
That condiment which tends
To make a fellow honey
For the palate of his friends;
Sweet simples he compounded
Sovereign antidotes for sin
Or taint, a faith unbounded
That his friends were genuine.

He wasn't honored, may be
For his songs of praise were slim,
Yet I never knew a baby
That wouldn't crow for him;
I never knew a mother
But urged a kindly claim
Upon him as a brother,
At the mention of his name.

The sick have ceased their sighing,
And have even found the grace
Of a smile when they were dying
As they looked upon his face;
And I've seen his eyes of laughter
Melt in tears that only ran
As though, swift-dancing after,
Came the Funny Little Man.

He laughed away the sorrow
And he laughed away the gloom
We are all so prone to borrow
From the darkness of the tomb;
And he laughed across the ocean
Of a happy life, and passed,
With a laugh of glad emotion,
Into Paradise at last.

And I think the Angels knew him,
And had gathered to await
His coming, and run to him
Through the widely opened Gate,
With their faces gleaming sunny
For his laughter ... loving sake,
And thinking, What a funny
Little Angel he will make!


 

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About Nursery Rhymes

 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

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