Classic British Nursery Rhymes with Lyrics and Videos

Classic British Nursery Rhymes with Lyrics and Videos

Here are the Classic British Nursery Rhymes with Lyrics and Videos, selected by us. Hope your children enjoy them.

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Classic British Nursery Rhymes
1. Hickory Dickory Dock:

To say that this is an old rhyme is an understatement. Its earliest recorded publication dates to 1744! It is a counting rhyme and introduces the numbers 1 and 2. It conjures up nostalgic images of Grandfather clocks. Of course, the detective novel loving Indian parents will also remember as the name of the famous novel by Agatha Christie.

Here are the lyrics:
British Nursery Rhymes

Download the lyrics for Hickory Dickory Dock here.
2. Little Miss Muffet:

Is your child afraid of spiders? Well, if she is, she is in good company! This classic Rhyme dates to 1805. Some think it was the work of an entomologist describing his granddaughter. Others think it is satire related to a political conspiracy involving the Queen of Scotland. Whatever may be the origin, the rhyme is simple and yet so much fun!

Here are the lyrics:

British Nursery Rhymes

Download the lyrics for Little Miss Muffet here.
3. Sing a Song of Sixpence:

Again, many might remember this rhyme from Agathie Christie novel ‘Pocket Full of Rye’. This poem has a very rich history attached to it. There are speculations that Shakespeare referenced it in his work. As with many folk traditions, different generations attached different meanings to it based on their socio-political realities. Some have interpreted it as having to do with King Henry VIII and his many wives.

Here are the lyrics:

British Nursery Rhymes

Download the lyrics for Sing a Song of Sixpence here

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4. Hot Cross Buns:

This counting rhyme is an Easter song. It references hot cross buns which are usually eaten on Good Friday.

Here are the Lyrics:
British Nursery Rhymes

Download the lyrics for Hot Cross Buns here.
5. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe:

We end with an absolute classic. A common version is still very popular among Indian children. It is very popularly used for deciding who gets to start first in various children’s games. It has various commonly used versions. However, the original rhyme is quite different from the way it is commonly used in India.

Here are the lyrics:

British Nursery Rhymes

Download the lyrics for Eeny, meeny, miny, moe here

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