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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

A  |  B  |  C to D  |  E to F  |  G to H  |  I to K  |  L to M  |  N to R  |  S to Te  |  Th  |  Ti to Z

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 Man in the Wilderness
What Are Heavy
Pins
The New Pelisse
Why May Not I Love Johnny
Sulky Sue
Sweet Benedict
The Miser
The Winds
Two Pigeons

 

Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

A Candle (Little Nanny Etticote)

Little Nanny Etticoat
In a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
The longer she stands
The shorter she grows.

Little Nanny Etticote (A Candle) - History, Origin or Meaning of Lyrics

This nursery rhyme based on a petticoat, a ladies undergarment with lace trimmings popularly worn in the 1950’s, is actually an Old English riddle where the red nose is the flame, and the petticoat is a candle - the answer to the riddle. Like in many other countries, people used riddles based on actual things, people and events to entertain themselves.


 

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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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